[rescue] [off-topic] What was this markup language?

Nemo cym224 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 07:19:58 CST 2015

On 8 December 2015 at 22:57, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are you sure it wasn't GML the tool used?

It was DECdccument.  Google found me the following page, apparently
not from DEC, after all: http://www.ttinet.com/doc/App_guide.html

My boss at the time plopped a huge binder on my desk and asked me to
look at it.  (I still recall the silly exchange afterwards: "I looked
at document."  "Which document?"  "DECdocument."  "Okay but which DEC
document?" ...)


> It was the predecessor to SGML, XML
> and HTML. I once, s long, long, long time ago attended an IBM presentation at
> Princeton given by IBM researchers for the benefit of the employees of their
> large local clients (pharma, oil, telco), probably 1982/1983 timeframe.
> Lionel
>> On Dec 8, 2015, at 8:29 PM, Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> DEC also sold a product called Document, another markup system with
>> <GrumpyFace> delineations much like xml </GrumpyFace).  It seemd to
>> use some TeX-like intermediate language.
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