SGML and XML
This list is for resources related to SGML (Standard Generalized Markup
Language) and XML (Extensible Markup Language). There is quite a bit of
overlap between the two, so the categorization of some sites is somewhat
- Archive site for thecomp.text.sgml newsgroup.
Files are in the format yymm.tar.gz. Archives cover the years 1990 to
- The Debian
SGML/XML HOWTO, "contains practical information about the use
of SGML and XML on a Debian operating system". Very detailed but
requires some familiarity with UNIX/Linux. The emphasis is on using
SGML to write documenation.
- The DocBook DTD.
DocBook is an SGML DTD maintained by the DocBook Technical Committee
of OASIS. It is particularly well suited to books and papers about computer
hardware and software.
Application Development Guide, in HTML format
"A brief tutorial on how to set up a free SGML editing and publishing
system for Windows NT". It can be modified to run under Windows
- SGML/XML Bibliography,
by Robin Cover, part of the XML Cover Pages site.
- Adobe Acrobat
Save as XML Plug-in, for Acrobat 5.0 for Windows, allows you to
save PDF files as XML or HTML. Free beta.
- 03/17/02 Arbortext
Think Tank, articles on XML
- Beyond Text and Graphics: XML makes Web pages function
like applications, an article by Todd Freter of Sun
- 03/17/02 Converting
RTF Documents into HTML Documents, using XML as an intermediate
- eXtensible Markup Language (XML), a PowerPoint presentation on XML by MacKenzie
Smith of Harvard, from March 1998
- Free XML Tools
and Software, "a frequently-updated and hopefully complete
index of free XML tools, with much metadata about the tools to make
them easier to locate"
- IBM developerWorks
XML zone, large site that goes well beyond IBM's own products, contains
articles, columns, discussion forums, tutorials, and more.
- Introducing the
Extensible Markup Language (XML), a page of links to introductory
articles about XML and related topics, part of the XML Cover Pages,
a good start if you are just learning about XML
- OASIS The
XML Cover Pages, (formerly The SGML/XML Web Page)." The XML
Cover Pages is a comprehensive online reference work for the Extensible
Markup Language (XML) and its parent, the Standard Generalized Markup
Language (SGML). The reference collection features extensive documentation
on the application of the open, interoperable "markup language"
standards, including XSL, XSLT, XPath, XLink, XPointer, HyTime, DSSSL,
CSS, SPDL, CGM, ISO-HTML, and others."
- Open Source Metadata Framework,
a project with the goal of using XML to collect data about open source
- O'Reilly XML.com, large resource
centre sponsored by O'Reilly publishers, many articles
- startkabel.nl XML page,
large collection of links to XML-related resources
- Using Content-Based
Markup to Multi-Purpose Technical Documentation, an article by Tony
Stevens of Turn-Key Systems. "This is a case study of creating
a user manual which is deployed in a number of different ways, including
paper and an on-line HTML help system. The manual is maintained as a
single XML document."
- Using XML in a Multi-Format
Publishing Environment, an article by G.J. Nolan of Turn-Key Systems.
"This paper illustrates techniques which can be used to simplify
markup design and document maintenance, and facilitate the further processing
of the stored information, both for publishing and for utilities such
as table and index extraction."
- W3C XML page, contains the working
drafts of W3C recommendations related to XML and links to other resources
- XML Magazine, online version
of the print magazine, most of the content of the current issue is available
- XML.org, "the
XML industry portal", news and information about practical applications
of XML in business and industry
- XML FAQ, version 2.1 updated
January 2002 maintained by members of the XML special interest group
of the W3C
- XML 101, excellent web site with
lots of articles aimed at introducing you to XML, DTDs, XSL, and DOM.
Keith Soltys -- keith@soltys-DELETETHIS.CA