30 Years of Standard Generalized Markup Language
SGML became ISO 8879 in 1986
Our current information ecosystem is largely (perhaps almost totally) unaware of SGML, yet it is totally dependent on SGML's progeny: HTML and XML. SGML may not have made much of a splash but the ripples it created are still spreading.
Can you believe it has been 30 years? Do you remember when SGML was shiny and new? When SGML conferences started with "SGML: The Year In Review", in which Yuri Rubinsky reported on new SGML products, projects, and even SGML documents? Did you work on, or with, SGML tools, SGML vocabularies, or SGML documents? Do you still remember how SHORTREF worked? Do you think exclusions might make XML modeling more convenient? Are there times when you want an alternate syntax? Can you spell SGML, DTD, and Doctype?
Come join us to celebrate this important anniversary.
- When: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
- Where: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
- 6:30 - small plates
- 7:30 - tales and toasts
- 8:00 - cake and ice cream
- (cash bar throughout)
- If you can't make it: send the toast you would have given if you were there and we will post it on the Virtual SGML Birthday Party (see form below)
- Questions, Comments, Suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Birthday Party Toasts:
We're sorry, but the time for signing up to attend the SGML Birthday Party has passed. However, we would LOVE to have a toast from you for the Virtual Party.