Definition

GML (Generalized Markup Language)

Part of the Programming glossary:

GML (Generalized Markup Language) is an IBM document-formatting language that describes a document in terms of its organization structure and content parts and their relationship. GML markup or tag s describe such parts as chapters, important sections and less important sections (by specifying heading levels), paragraphs, lists, tables, and so forth. GML frees document creators from specific document formatting concerns such as font specification, line spacing, and page layout required by IBM's printer formatting language, SCRIPT.

GML Starter Set is the name of IBM's set of GML tags. GML Starter Set input is processed by the Document Composition Facility (DCF) which formats printer-ready output. A later and more capable set of GML tags is provided by IBM's BookMaster product.

GML preceded and was an inspiration for the industry-developed Standard Generalized Markup Language ( SGML ), today's strategic set of rules for creating any structured document description language. This Web page is marked up with Hypertext Markup Language ( HTML ) tags and is an example of a document that makes use of GML concepts. The Extensible Markup Language ( XML ) also has roots in GML.

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • NetBeans

    - NetBeans is a Java-based integrated development environment (IDE). The term also refers to the IDE’s underlying application platform framework.  (SearchSOA.com)

  • scraper site

    - A scraper site is a website that features content stolen from other sites and presented as original. Scraper sites copy valuable content from legitimate websites and republish it on their own sites. (WhatIs.com)

  • site scraper

    - A site scraper is a type of software used to copy content from a website. Site scrapers work similarly to web crawlers, which essentially perform the same function for the purposes of indexing web... (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Programming

    - Terms related to software programming, including definitions about programming languages and words and phrases about software design, coding, testing and debugging.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About GML (Generalized Markup Language)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.