Re: Who remembers GML?
And at that time in the land of CTSS did Saltzer create RUNOFF,
And RUNOFF came also to the land of Multics, and the people there saw it was good;
And RUNOFF begat ROFF and GML,
And GML begat SGML,
And SGML begat HTML and XML,
And the descendants of XML were a multitude upon the land,
So that from every corner of the earth arose the cries and lamentations of the people,
And those cries were "Is this really necessary?" and "What's the advantage of a baroque, barely-readable structured language over, say, a nice normalized rational database schema, for this application?",
And so there arose diverse challengers who contested with XML,
And their names were YAML and MARKDOWN and sundry others,
But their victories were limited and their followers were few.