SGMLtools-Lite was the sucessor to the obsolete SGMLtools project and consisted of an easy-to-use front-end, a large number of processing backends, and some custom stylesheets.

SGMLtools-Lite is no longer being developed, as a new set of tools built around XML are, in many cases, replacing SGML in the documentation realm.

Existing files will be left on the project's SourceForge homepage, though no further updates are planned.

Document producers should consider the XML versions of DocBook and the DocBook Tools from Red Hat.