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SGML on the WEB: A Tale of Two Sites



Joshua Lubell


Business and organizations are increasingly finding that HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language) offers no help whatsoever in managing the information on their web sites. SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) provides the flexibility and reuse lacking in HTML. However, SGML alone does not address the problems involved in maintaining on-line document repositories. Although traditional database management systems are clumsy at managing hyperlinked documents, a system combining SGML, database technology, and the protocols of the Web can provide a reasonably robust environment for developing and maintaining a web site. Two possible site designs employing SGML are discussed and evaluated with respect to a set of design objectives and choices.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of SGML on the Web: A Tale of Two Sites
Conference Dates
December 8-11, 1997
Conference Location
Washington, DC


database, document management, HTML, SGML, web site, World Wide Web


Lubell, J. (1997), SGML on the WEB: A Tale of Two Sites, Proceedings of SGML on the Web: A Tale of Two Sites, Washington, DC, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created December 1, 1997, Updated February 17, 2017