Subject: Re: LISP and AI
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/05/13
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Wade Humeniuk" <>
| SGML is not expressive enough to do the job (which I agree with).

  Um, SGML _is_ expressive enough to describe anything.  The meaning
  of an SGML document, element, or attribute is defined outside it,
  however, so SGML itself doesn't _do_ anything.  HTML is called an
  "application of SGML" that has meaning defined for its elements and
  attributes.  (It is therefore amazingly disingeneous to argue that
  HTML can support anything if we only change or supply new meaning.
  It's like saying that Common Lisp supports call/cc because we need
  only add it to the standard and all the implementations.)

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.