Lou Burnard (
Wed, 27 Oct 1993 12:26:56 +0000

I'm not sure why Terry objects to my use of the phrase "industry
standard" with reference to SGML software. I agree that it would be
nice if the word "standard" could be kept to mean "Standard", but life's
not like that (as people on the Internet are constantly pointing out).
Anyway, all I wanted to remind people was that there are quite a few
generic SGML authoring and validation tools around, both commercial and
non-commercial, which means that preparing stylesheets etc. in SGML
format might be a lot less painful than preparing them in some ad hoc
formalism for which such tools don't currently exist.

I take the point about Mosaic (etc) not *really* recognising SGML,
however. But it's not relevant to the point I was making.