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SGML

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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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* Standard generalized markup language: SGML was developed between 1978 and 1986.
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But SGML is not limited to the markup scheme used on the Web or by any other particular kind of program: The SGML specifications allow for the creation of any encoding scheme whatever, as long as it conforms to the basic rules of SGML syntax.
To produce a single portable database which conforms to current standards and to simplify our software construction problems, we adjusted the ACS' proprietary markup by changing to SGML. SGML is an ISO standard for the description of text in machine-readable form, and converting to it helps feed into software systems that can mount databases of broad scope and diverse sources [Coombs et al.
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