Internet Spec List


The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) is a extensible document language that portably describes embedded data and document structure. It does not define document formating - leaving it up to a viewer to define the appearance of the document. SGML documents require a Document Type Definition (DTD) to define parsing and handling of document structure.

The Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) is designed to be an SGML implementation that provides a certain amount for formatting information (Bold, Italic, Font color/size, etc.). In practice, HTML documents are rarely SGML-compliant - making an SGML implementation of an HTML document impractical.

- HTML 2.0 -- RFC1866
- HTML 3.0 Draft (Abandoned)
- HTML 3.2 Draft

- HTML Tables - RFC1942
- Netscape Target and Frames
- Client-side Imagemaps
- META tags
- Object tags
- Insert & Align tags

HTML References

- World Wide Web Consortium
- Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) Charter Group
- HTML Working Group
- SGML Open Consortium
- Grafman's HTML Tips
- Soft Quad's SGML Resource
- Netscape's Web "Standards"

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