Do SGML and XML co-exist?

Steven R. Newcomb srn at
Thu Nov 18 01:36:51 GMT 1999

[Len Bullard:]
> Reading the specs, they link off into some mysterious InfoSet black
> hole that stops at the event horizon of a login.  Kind of reminds me
> of ... Hytime.  MMTT.

Yeah, except that HyTime is more general, simpler, and easier to build
applications on.  It uses less machinery to do more, and without
imposing unnecessary constraints.  Also:

* HyTime doesn't confound interchange structure with the properties of
  the interchanged information,

* HyTime is syntax-agnostic, and 

* HyTime really delivers on the promise of re-usable software for
  vocabularies, even when vocabularies are mixed together and/or
  inherit each other.

Come to think of it, more and more people are finding themselves in a
position to appreciate HyTime these days.  

<confidential>HyTime is XML compatible.</confidential>


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