Standard Generalized Markup Language

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The Standard Generalized Markup Language (ISO 8879:1986 SGML) is an ISO-standard technology for defining generalized markup languages for documents. ISO 8879 Annex A.1 defines generalized markup:

Generalized markup is based on two novel postulates:

  • Markup should describe a document's structure and other attributes, rather than specify the processing to be performed on it, as descriptive markup needs be done only once, and will suffice for future processing.
  • Markup should be rigorous so that the techniques available for processing rigorously-defined objects like programs and databases can be used for processing documents as well.

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Standard versions

SGML is an ISO standard: "ISO 8879:1986 Information processing — Text and office systems — Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)", of which there are three versions:

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