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SGML

SGML

(Standard Generalized Markup Language) An ISO standard for defining the format in a text document. Widely used in the publishing industry, an SGML document uses a separate Document Type Definition (DTD) file that defines the format codes, or tags, embedded within it. Since SGML describes its own formatting, it is known as a "meta-language." SGML is a very comprehensive language that also includes hypertext links. HTML is an SGML document that uses a fixed set of tags, while XML is a simplified version of SGML. See HTML, XML and DSSSL.
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In addition, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), a non-profit, international consortium that creates interoperable industry standards based on public standards like SGML and XML, has a number of XML-related committees at work (oasis-open.
summary MARC records distributed nationally with pointers to locally held SGML Catalog Records (SCRs).
This system will allow a single client communicating with one or more servers to display image journals, HTML, and preformatted SGML journals all in one interface.
While many SGML/XML tools only offer users a subset of the SGML/XML constructs, POET's SGML and XML parsers support the full range of SGML/XML features.
As HTML evolves (its enhancement is mediated by the activities of a Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force), it is likely to acquire greater expressive power, but it is not likely to be imbued with the full richness of SGML.
Choice of SGML or Near & Far terminology and symbols
These may further be extended to apply to only certain SGML elements within the text, leaving the others to be modified as users exploit the text for their own purposes.
Mainstream SGML uses practical SGML functionality that promotes the straightforward implementation of SGML for mainstream business software applications.
opportunity to push Mainstream SGML forward -- to bring its potential to
The XML and SGML support is now handled by an empolis-designed Java application with native parsers for XML and SGML.
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