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The SGML Handbook

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The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) is a revolutionary innovation designed to improve the productivity and competitiveness of all computers. It greatly facilitates the sharing of data and the integration of diverse types of software, yielding a new era of efficiency and flexibility. This guide to SGML is written by the inventor of the language. In it he gives h ...more
Hardcover, 688 pages
Published February 28th 1991 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Sep 10, 2015 Avi rated it really liked it
My first impression upon receiving this tome was, predictably, "Why!?" Why do you need 600 pages to describe a document interchange format? Why would you waste 600 pages of good paper to print out a specification? Why does it have 2 bound bookmarks?

Upon actually reading the book, however, I realized the irony that this book contains a detailed description of its own future obsolescence. It was printed on paper because the web didn't exist at the time, and the web wouldn't have existed without a
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