Gerhard Gonter <[log in to unmask]> said:
>Pat Connor said:
>>BUT REED online in SGML would mean that someone would have to provide
>>SGML clients for our systems (like GOPHER and ARCHIE clients) to
>>interpret the data and feed it into our local interfaces.
>Someone has done this already, and like all good things on Internet,
>it's free. (No it's not Windows NT.)
>Worldwide Web (WWW) is an SGML Intenet-wide distributed hypertext system,
>interfaces to Gopher (and I think also to WAIS) are already existing.
>For more information you might want to ftp to info.cern.ch and have a
>look on the files in /pub/www, especially the postscript docs there.
I was hoping someone more familiar than I with WWW might reply to
this thread, but since they haven't I feel compelled to say that
although WWW is in *some* instances SGML aware, it is not, in fact,
an SGML system. WWW is much more closely related to TeX than it is
to SGML, and has a different set of priorities. It is certainly
possible to port SGML-encoded documents to WWW (several Women Writers
Project texts have been so moved), but it is not quite as automatic
a process as Mr. Gonter seems to be implying.
Women Writers Project
Providence, RI 02912
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