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Re: [xml-dev] 30 years of SGML

Well, the source won't win a beauty contest for sure.
In the meantime, you can try to make sense of the API
docs at http://sgmljs.net/libsgml-js/ .

What's wrong with mixed content in SGML?

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:33 AM, Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au> wrote:
> Hi. Very interesting. I will enjoy reading the code.
> I have just finished working at lexisnexis in Sydney, where we still use
> SGML applications, though hidden behind XML facades.
> For a long time I have been wondering whether there is some sweet spot
> between SGML and XML, such as allowing limited OMITTAG and missing close
> delimiters.  For example, i think SGML shortrefs are good but not SGMLs
> mixed content.  Any thoughts?
> Regards
> Rick
> On 24/10/2016 3:10 AM, "u123724" <u123724@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> containers).
>> 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
>> http://sgmljs.net).
>> I've also written a silly blog post on 30 years of SGML which is
>> featured on Hacker News today at
>> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12771321,
>> or directly on http://sgmljs.net/blog.html.
>> Best,
>> Marcus Reichardt
>> sgmlnet.js
>> (sorry for reposting, no idea what gmail did to my post)
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