SGML for the Web
Something of a misnomer
Simplifying a complex spec to fit a simpler world
As powerful as SGML was, its complexity kept large numbers of people from using that power.
Got XML into the W3C
The 'for the Web' aspect helped bypass a lot of potential difficulties in bringing what had been ISO terrain into the W3C.
Opening Pandora's Box after the Browser Wars
Suggesting that the answer to the Web's woes was opening the vocabulary development process to anyone who cared to create one may have seemed counter-intuitive in an age still recovering from Netscape vs. Microsoft.
Transforming the Web's Core
XML is doing more than bringing SGML to the Web - it's changing the nature of how Web technology is used.
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