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ISO 8879

Information Processing - Text and Office Systems - Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)

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Organization: ISO
Publication Date: 15 October 1986
Status: active
Page Count: 170
ICS Code (IT applications in information, documentation and publishing): 35.240.30
scope:

This International Standard:

a) Specifies an abstract syntax known as the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The language expresses the description of a document's structure and other attributes, as well as other information that makes the markup interpretable.

b) Specifies a reference concrete syntax that binds the abstract syntax to specific characters and numeric values, and criteria for defining variant concrete syntaxes.

c) Defines conforming documents in terms of their use of components of the language.

d) Defines conforming systems in terms of their ability to process conforming documents and to recognize markup errors in them.

e) Specifies how data not defined by this International Standard (such as images, graphics, or formatted text) can be included in a conforming document.

NOTE - This International Standard does not:

a) Identify or specify "standard" document types, document architectures, or text structures.

b) Specify the Implementation, architecture, or markup error handling of conforming systems.

c) Specify how conforming documents are to be created.

d) Specify the data stream, message handling system, file structure, or other physical representation in which conforming documents are stored or interchanged, or any character set or coding scheme into or from which conforming documents might be translated for such purposes.

e) Specify the data content representation or notation for images, graphics, formatted text, etc., that are included in a conforming document.

Document History

July 1, 1988
Information Processing - Text and Office Systems - Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) AMENDMENT 1
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ISO 8879
October 15, 1986
Information Processing - Text and Office Systems - Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
This International Standard: a) Specifies an abstract syntax known as the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The language expresses the description of a document's structure and other...

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