| If you're burning to discuss these issues with those who must act in
| response to them, probably the best thing to do is to get in touch with
| your national standards organization, and seek out those concerned with
| SC18, the JTC1 subcommittee under which SGML was standardized.
Actually, you would need to find somebody who works with WG 8, the working
group in which SGML and related standards are developed. To reach these
people, posting to comp.text.sgml will make it to about 60% of the working
group representatives. If you have no access to USENET, send a message to
<[log in to unmask]> with the line "subscribe comp.text.sgml",
optionally followed by your name if you have deficient mail headers. To
post articles, mail them to <[log in to unmask]>.
There is some political tension in SC 18 between the working groups that
may defer rather than expedite requests and questions, and in some cases
the answers regarding SGML may be misleading, if you ask a person from a
working group other than WG 8.
The convenor of WG 8 maintains a list of WG 8 delegates, and he can be
reached as James D. Mason <[log in to unmask]>. I have a copy of the latest
list, so I can probably answer direct questions about particular countries.
The information is not publicly available in electronic form as of writing,
but work is in progress to use the SGML archives at FTP.IFI.UIO.NO for more
of the ISO work.
(Norwegian representative to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 18/WG 8. SGML SWG member.)
Erik Naggum ISO 8879 SGML +47 2295 0313
Oslo, Norway ISO 10744 HyTime
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<[log in to unmask]> ISO 10646 UCS Memento, vita brevis