Conversion of files held in SGML format to XML format is becoming an increasing popular requirement. In most cases the conversion is necessary because the SGML standard has become obsolete or because the data needs to have greater flexibility than SGML offers.
Transforming data from SGML format to XML format to another involves taking the prestructured data and mapping SGML tags to the XML tags. There might be a direct correlation or the hierarchy in which the data i sits might need to be taken into account.
Graham’s automated process means that once the mapping process is complete, the conversion of files from SGML to XML is extremely rapid.