XML Conf 2006 Closing Keynote (Bosak)
by Keith Fahlgren
via: David Megginson.
|You mean, some very statistically improbable phrases :-)|
|Ha! Arto, you're right on!|
It is interesting that this presentation reveals as much as anything the intense cliqueishness and historical myopia of the XML inventors as much as anything else. The USAMICOM IADS and Unisys IDE/AS hypertext browsers were already running without DTDs using a stylesheet driven system. It was that fact (and the very low cost - free) that caused it to be preferred in some circles to the expensive and slavishly SGML EBT product. It was IADS that was presented to NIST as proof that DTD-less hypertext based on markup was a real technology. At the time, the SGML community had pounded the IADS developers openly on lists to deride that approach.