History of XML
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In the late 1980s, before the rise of the internet, the various benefits of SGML for dynamic information display were realized by digital media publishers. Experienced SGML and World Wide Web (WWW) users realized that as the web grew, there would be some problems, the solutions to which would be offered by SGML. Therefore to make use of it, SGML was added by Dan Connolly to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) activity list in 1995. Work began in mid 1996, led by Jon Bosak.
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