SGML-based Hierarchical Attribute/Value Encoding (SHAVE)

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Author Chris Adie 
Last updated 1993-10-12
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The usefulness of attribute/value pairs for conveying information is well established. There is a need for a standard text-based method of representing attribute/value data, which is capable of being easily written and read by humans, and also easily processed by a computer program. Often, such data is required to be transferred in electronic mail messages. This document describes how SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) can be used as the basis for such a representation.


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