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Structuring XML Documents, 1/e

David Megginson, Ontario, Canada

Published March, 1998 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)

Copyright 1998, 480 pp.
Paper Bound w/CD-ROM
ISBN 0-13-642299-3
$39.95

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[Preface]






Real XML help for webmasters, developers, and publishing professionals! Structuring XML Documents is the perfect book for you, if...

  • You're tired of toy exercises and are ready to build XML/SGML DTDs for real-world document systems .
  • You need to write DTDs that work both for your authors and for your computer specialists.
  • You're starting with XML and want to make the most of it.
  • You're migrating from SGML to XML - or thinking about it.
In this book, David Megginson shares his extensive expertise in quality structured document design and DTD development. Starting with five detailed industry-standard models, learn how to:

    @BCBULLET =Analyze DTDs and adapt them for your specific needs
  • Build DTDs that are easier to learn, use, and process
  • Ensure structural compatibility throughout your DTDs
  • Use the new Architectural Forms standard to simplify complex DTD problems.
Whether you're a technical writer, documentation project manager, document systems implementor, or consultant, you'll refer to this book constantly.


@ On the CD-ROM...All these state-of-the-art model DTDs-pre-catalogued for plug-and-play parsing...
  • ISO 12083 DTDs
  • DocBook 3.0 DTD with documentation
  • TEI P3 and TEI-Lite 1.6 DTDs
  • MIL-STD-38784 DTD with Official Navy Baseline Tagset Library
  • HTML 4.0
Plus...

  • Ælfred-a small, fast, DTD-aware Java(tm)-based XML parser, especially suitable for use in Java applets
  • SP/NSGMLS parser - source code and Windows binaries, for XML and SGML parsing and validating
  • ISO character entity sets - a Web page indexing all the CD's contents, and including links to all the URLs cited in the book-sites where you can find the most up-to-date information on XML and SGML and more.


  • Author Bio

    DAVID MEGGINSON is senior architect for Microstar Software Ltd. of Ontario, Canada, a leading supplier of XML/SGML large document management and production systems, and publisher of the acclaimed Near & Far Designer. SERIES EDITOR CHARLES F. GOLDFARB is the inventor of SGML, the International Standard (ISO 8879) on which both XML and HTML are based. He is the author of The SGML Handbook and co-author of the SGML Buyer's Guide and the forthcoming XML Handbook.




    Introduction.
    XML and SGML.
    The Book's Structure.
    Notations and Conventions.
    Presentation of Examples.
    Typographical Conventions.
    Figures.
I. BACKGROUND.
    1. Review of DTD Syntax.

      Document Type Declaration. Elements. Attributes. Entities. Notations. Conditional Sections. Processing Instructions.

    2. Model DTDs.

      Reading About the Model DTDs. A Note About Using Industry-Standard DTDs. The Five Model DTDs.
II. PRINCIPLES OF DTD ANALYSIS.
    3. Ease of Learning.

      DTD Size. DTD Consistency. DTD Intuitiveness.

    4. Ease of Use.

      Physical Effort. Choice. Flexibility.

    5. Ease of Processing.

      Predictability. Context. DTD Analysis: Final Considerations.
III. ADVANCE ISSUES IN DTD MAINTENANCE AND DESIGN.
    6. DTD Compatibility.

      Structural Compatibility. Lexical Compatibility.

    7. Exchanging Document Fragments.

      Editing Fragments as Stand-Alone Documents. Reparenting in a Dummy Document. Using Subdocuments.

    8. DTD Customization.

      Types of Customization. Extension Mechanisms in the Model DTDs.
IV. DTD DESIGN WITH ARCHITECTURAL FORMS.
    9. Architectural Forms: Concepts.

      Meta-DTDs. Documents. Practical Uses of Architectural Forms. Summary of Terminology.

    10. Basic Architectural Forms Syntax.

      Setup and Configuration. Basic Forms.

    11. Advanced Architectural Forms Syntax.

      Automatic Derivation. Suppressing Architectural Processing. Architectural Attribute Values. Default Architectural Information. Meta-DTDs.
V. BACK MATTER.
    Model DTDs: Index of Element Types and Attributes.
    General Index.
    About the CD-ROM.


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