Cameron Laird's index to SGML resources
Table of contents:
Start with Lou Burnard's
Introduction to SGML. Several of us, including
L. Bullard and
Ensign, have distributed one-lesson introductions to SGML.
Jeffrey McArthur occasionally works on a FAQ for comp.text.sgml,
but has to this point inspired the c.t.s community to more heat
than light. It will be a profound sign of health when we
collectively shift our energies from philosophy to engineering; the
objective correlative for that will be a FAQ that concerns itself
with availability of software, both freely distributable and
commercial, and other problems that admit solution, as opposed
Schrod, in email, detailed such examples as
- how do I set up my files so that the sgmls entity
manager will find them, or
- how do I handle the management of entity
catalogs in a large installation with lots of changing DTDs.
Robin Cover maintains a marvelous WWW
guide to SGML.
Practical SGML, by Eric van Herwijnen, from
Kluwer Academic Publishers, has lots of fans,
despite its $70 retail price. It's said to be well written.
I have reservations about it, which I might describe here at some
Eliot Kimber calls James Clark's
SP a "really cool"
new SGML parser.
Martijn Koster has published a guide to setting up
Whirlwind Guide to SGML Tools. There are a few
for the Guide.
to SGML tools.
EBT has archived an
interesting collection of their customers' work.
version of his lexifier, destined for eventual integration
into the W3C library, available to the public.
What do I do with SGML? [Explain tools, standards, even performance.]
Why do SGMLians have a problem with WWWers? It largely aligns
celebrated disputes. Erik Naggum
often on the topic.
Len Bullard introduces
What do FOSI, LPD, and DSSSL have to do with SGML?
Naggum explain some of this in articles they
posted to comp.text.sgml.
justifiably identifies itself as the leading SGML and HTML
- Unix vs. Windows,
- the world vs. Microsoft,
- quality vs. the mass market,
[Take time to explain my views: hot lead vs. propeller heads; standards;
platform independence, info management, and stylistic consistency;
Laird's index to SGML firstname.lastname@example.org