What Ever Happened to SGML?

Subject: What Ever Happened to SGML?
From: "Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 08:25:50 -0600

About 3 years ago I heard a lot of talk about everything migrating to
SGML. It sounded like the move to SGML was inevitable (like StarTrek's

About 2 years ago it seemed like SGML and HTML were mentioned in the
same breath. It was like the move to SGML was on hold while the two
were compared.

In the last year, I've heard quite a bit about HTML but very little
about SGML. Is SGML an idea who's time has come and gone? Is it still
the up-and-coming standard but is just progressing slower than expected?
Is it something that can be pretty much thought of as used for
specialized need but not thought of as the future of documentation?

Mike Wing
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