They reinvent HTML as an SGML
application, step-by-step or, rather, tag-by-tag.
One way Donovan has made the book an easy introduction is by not mentioning the names of currently available SGML
tools for editing, parsing, composing, browsing, and managing SGML
Before presenting individual company successes with SGML
, Ensign presents a scenario of a fictional company whose story is repeated by many other companies each day.
Having written documents using SGML
for the past three years, I found this book to be helpful.
It is, therefore, disappointing that this book cannot be given an unqualified endorsement, despite the effort that the publisher and the authors have made to achieve their stated goal: to produce, in a single volume, all the information and tools that a reader might need to move from the status of complete beginner to an intermediate level, capable of independently developing an SGML
It provides The Merck Index staff with the ability to perform select chemical validations and calculations on its content in an industry-standard SGML
After using the recipe example to introduce the benefits, and concepts of SGML
, the authors describe how using a collection of recipes in SGML
, one can produce several cookbooks from the same file - for example, regular print, Braille editions, and packets of index cards, each containing a recipe.
This broad view of SGML
contrasts sharply with that found in Brian E.
Martin co-authored the chapter highlighting the Innodata XML Content Factory(TM) in the recently published third edition of The XML Handbook, co-authored by Innodata Director and SGML
Recently, there has been the use of a new acronym in the vocabulary of technical communicators - SGML
The logical path was to extend the value of their existing SGML
content by adding the power of Eclipse to their existing authoring and delivery environments.
If you want to achieve a general understanding of SGML
, you should find the second edition of the classic Practical SGML
Goldfarb invented SGML
(Standard Generalized Markup Language) in 1974 and later led the team that developed it into the International Standard (ISO 8879) on which the World Wide Web's HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and XML (Extensible Markup Language) are based.
We'll cover SGML
and other developments in this new electronic environment for technical information.
Medical publishers pondering whether SGML
or XML is right for them, whether to convert before or after typesetting, how to engineer a publishing process which addresses the demands of both print and electronic products, and how to calculate the cost of converting data into new electronic formats, will want to attend the "Content Convergence: Formats and Functionality" panel at the American Medical Publishers Association 2001 Seminar, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia, Monday, March 5th, 2 - 3:15 p.