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added more industries + time is ripe now #6

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@@ -22,13 +22,20 @@ visual and accessible presentations; to use the same documents in many
different applications for different vendors; and to lengthen the time
in which the documents are likely to be useable.
While documents with declarative markup are often encoded in XML, XML
vocabularies do not need to be declarative and declarative markup does
not need to be in XML. The web is full of voices that champion clean,
readable HTML documents styled with CSS. The academic fields of
Digital Humanities and Corpus Linguistics, as well as companies from
publishing houses to aircraft manufacturers, are developing more and
more innovative uses for declarative markup.
The time is ripe to explain declarative markup: for a few years,
non-declarative technologies have been developed and over-promised and their
limits have started to show.
While documents with declarative markup are often encoded in XML, XML
vocabularies do not need to be declarative and declarative markup does
not need to be in XML. The web is full of voices that champion clean,
readable HTML documents styled with CSS. XML is a technology used by millions.
The academic fields of Digital Humanities and Corpus Linguistics, as well as
organizations including publishing houses, manufacturers, insurance firms,
healthcare providers, legal departments, ecommerce and government
departments - any institutions, indeed, requiring the reuse,
long term preservation of information or have open data
policies - have as much need as ever for declarative markup.
We need a central space in which to discuss, work on, and work with
these technologies.
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