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   Re: [xml-dev] Who thought up term XML?

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Jelks Cabaniss wrote:
>> But this is interesting:
 Votes Acronym Full Name
  5 XML Extensible Markup Language

XML was derived from SGML, which was Generalized Markup Language before it
became a standard. The term "markup" and the acronym GML were chosen
deliberately to fit the initials of the co-developers (Charles Goldfarb, Ed
Mosher, Ray Lorie).

Considering Charles Goldfarb's contribution, it's rather ironic the G was
dropped from subsequent names such as HTML and XML.

======== Ken North ===========


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