Standard Generalised Markup Language SGML
All of the legislation stored on the Tasmanian
Legislation Database is captured in SGML, which underpins every
part of the EnAct system.
The Standard Generalised Markup Language
(SGML) is an international standard (ISO8879) for the descriptive
mark-up of documents. Storing our legislation in SGML provides a
number of benefits:
Stability: ISO standards do not change
like proprietary standards. Storing information in SGML means that
the longevity of the information asset is assured.
Independence: We have full control over
our information asset for the future.
Publishing: Legislation can be published
in a variety of different formats in both paper and electronic form
from a single data source.
Processing: The nature of SGML allows complex
processing to be applied to the data. It is this feature that enabled
the automatic consolidation feature to be developed in the EnAct