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Re: [xml-dev] XML still just a W3C Recommendation?

On Fri, 2013-04-12 at 11:34 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> [...]
> On the reception side, a few organizations can only make use of a standard
> if it's a recognized International Standard, or at least a standard from an
> international standards body,

Along with our PAS status comes the ability for ISO specs to reference
W3C specs normatively, although I admit I'm fuzzy on the details here.

I can find out, should it be so desired.

I'll note also that XML use is currently increasing again, largely
driven by digital publishing and the "one content, many formats"
requirement. That was, of course, the main goal of XML: to duplicate the
main strength of SGML in a way that had sufficient interoperability that
e.g. a Netscape browser plugin could be used to view technical
documentation online. We never really expected the broader
deployment :-)


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