Prototype OO was Re: Inheritance/defaulting of attributes

Rick Jelliffe ricko at
Wed Oct 15 18:47:02 BST 1997

> From: Ken Meltsner <Kenneth.J.Meltsner at>
> My point is that it's possible to use an object-oriented approach to
> manipulate document definitions interactively, and then generate
> definitions in a form suitable for use by other systems.

That would be an attractive system.  

Usually SGML is used with a version of the "model/view" paradigm,
where SGML is used to represent the model of the information, nominally
independent of the systems used to view the information.   So any such
OO system would be careful to make sure that accurate models can
be generated that have view information abstracted out as much as 

Rick Jelliffe

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