What does sgml mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standard generalized markup language, SGML(noun)

    (computer science) a standardized language for the descriptive markup of documents; a set of rules for using whatever markup vocabulary is adopted


  1. SGML(Noun)

    tandard eneralized arkup anguage


  1. SGML

    The Standard Generalized Markup Language is an ISO-standard technology for defining generalized markup languages for documents. ISO 8879 Annex A.1 defines generalized markup: Generalized markup is based on two novel postulates: ⁕Markup should be declarative: it should describe a document's structure and other attributes, rather than specify the processing to be performed on it. Declarative markup is less likely to conflict with unforeseen future processing needs and techniques. ⁕Markup should be rigorous so that the techniques available for processing rigorously-defined objects like programs and databases can be used for processing documents as well. HTML is an example of SGML-based languages.

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  1. SGML

    What does SGML stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SGML acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sgml in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sgml in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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