Society for the Definitive Abolition of Tag Abuse

A volunteer association of SGML and XML users for improving the quality and reliability of markup



  • The abolition of Tag Abuse
  • Encouragement of effective SGML and XML design
  • Education and training in markup
  • Dissemination of information about the use and abuse of markup systems

How you can help

  • Join SDATA!
  • Report suspected cases of abuse
  • Tell others about useful fixes
  • Contribute to document analyses
  • Write more effective DTDs

Frequently Asked Questions

Documentation resources

  • How to spot Tag Abuse
  • Finding a cure
  • The care and feeding of DTDs
Not just SGML or XML systems: tag abuse exists everywhere from Word to LaTeX, and users of other systems are very welcome to join.
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University College
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