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Information Processing — Text and Office Information Systems – Standard Generalized Markup Language
Abbreviation: SGML
Scope: Meta language for Creating Markup Languages
Topic: Meta Language
Standard body: ISO

SGML is an ISO-standardized meta language containing both a concrete syntax for serializing SGML documents (instances) and a formalism for describing document grammars (DTD). In addition to the concrete syntax for SGML instances, user can also define custom syntaxes in SGML.

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Recommended Reading:
  • C. Goldfarb and Y. Rubinsky, The SGML Handbook, Oxford University Press, 1991.

Abbreviation: SGML-1986 [not official, only for reference in this website]
Version Number: ISO 8879:1986
Status: International Standard
Release Date: 1986-10-23
  1. ISO(IEC)/JTC 1/SC 34/WG 1
Related Standard(s):
  • XML

    SGML is a superclass of XML.