My History with the Web

27 thoughts
last posted Jan. 19, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

16 earlier thoughts


I joined mailing lists discussing the HTML spec and dove into the HTML 2.0 Internet Draft. The Internet Draft talked about SGML, so I dove into SGML.

The only book in the University library on SGML was Martin Bryan's SGML: An Author's Guide to the Standard Generalized Markup Language so that became my handbook.

I became fascinated with the SGML philosophy of separating presentation from semantic markup.

And quite apart from the Web, I found out about SGML being used by things like the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) which was immediately interesting to me because of application to corpus linguistics and biblical studies.

10 later thoughts