SGML


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SGML

 (ĕs′jē-ĕm-ĕl′)
n.
A standardized markup language for describing the logical structure of a computer document.

[S(tandard) G(eneralized) M(arkup) L(anguage).]
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SGML

abbreviation for
(Journalism & Publishing) standard generalized mark-up language: an international standard used in publishing for defining the structure and formatting of documents
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SGML

Standard Generalized Markup Language: a set of standards, approved by the ISO, enabling a user to create an appropriate markup scheme for tagging the elements of an electronic document.
[1985–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.SGML - (computer science) a standardized language for the descriptive markup of documents; a set of rules for using whatever markup vocabulary is adopted
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
markup language - a set of symbols and rules for their use when doing a markup of a document
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Translations

SGML

[ˌɛsdʒiːɛmˈɛl] nSGML m
in SGML → en SGML
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Specifically, SGML was 99.8% precise with 15 errors, while practitioners were 90.5% precise on average with 183.6 errors.
The GEDI Header is marked up in SGML, the precursor to XML.
A halfway house between HTML and SGML was needed that would provide the flexibility and expandability of SGML on the web and to general applications; hence, XML was developed.
Introduced to readers of the Journal three years after it became an international standard, SGML was characterized as being "of singular importance" to technical communicators in part because the technology could eliminate the "virtual tower of Babel" of file incompatibility among the major word processing programs (LaTorra 1989, p.
Alternatives to TIFF have been under consideration, such as SGML (standard generalized markup language), which has become an international standard (ISO 8879), and XML (extensible markup language), which seems promising for the future.
Content Engineering has grown from a synthesis of Software Engineering technologies and principles together with information technologies, such as SGML, XML, information architecture and techniques in text processing and multi-media handling.
XML grew out of SGML and HTML, but while HTML allows users to define the presentation of dat--what it looks like on a browser screen--XML allows users to define the meaning of data.
FrameMaker is a powerful, enterprise-class authoring and publishing solution which enables companies to efficiently manage the entire process of authoring and publishing long, content-rich documents across multiple media, with industry standard technologies, including Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).