Open Standards Processes (WAS Re: Nesting XML based languages and scripting languages)

David Megginson ak117 at
Fri Apr 24 13:26:13 BST 1998

Len Bullard writer:

 > >This is an old gripe of mine about the XML process as conducted by
 > >this effort.  It is not open.  That has troubled me from the
 > >beginning because it is an open effort to replace an open
 > >standard, SGML, with a closed standard, XML.  It is a horrible
 > >precedent even if a successful one.

Frank Boumphrey writes:

 > Bravo!! Well said!!!

Can I download a free copy of the ISO 8879:1986 spec?

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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