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30 years of SGML

I have been writing a new SGML parser, called sgmljs, over the last couple
of years, and I'd like to to announce it here on xml-dev on the occasion of
the SGML standard's publication 30th anniversary.

sgmljs is a fairly complete SGML parser, including even SGML LINK in all
it's glory. The only major things missing are full SHORTREF support
(but it has markdown support built-in, presented as a SHORTREF
application), and limitations with respect to what operands can
appear in allgroup content models.

sgmljs is implemented in JavaScript (ES5) and is intended as a
template engine for web applications that can run both in the browser
as well as on the server-side (under node.js and other JavaScript

The software is about to be released later this year under a
copyleft license, if there's any interest at all in it.

Right now, it can be run in a web browser (please contact me if
you're interested, as I haven't it setup for public access due to
bandwidth concerns this weekend; you can get my details on

I've also written a silly blog post on 30 years of SGML which is
featured on Hacker News today at
or directly on http://sgmljs.net/blog.html.

Marcus Reichardt

(sorry for reposting, no idea what gmail did to my post)

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