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
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Structuring XML Documents is the perfect book for you, if...
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:
- 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.
@BCBULLET =Analyze DTDs and adapt them for your specific needs
Whether you're a technical writer, documentation project manager, document systems implementor, or consultant, you'll refer to this book constantly.
- 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.
@ 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
- 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.
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.
XML and SGML.
The Book's Structure.
Notations and Conventions.
Presentation of Examples.
1. Review of DTD Syntax.
II. PRINCIPLES OF DTD ANALYSIS.
Document Type Declaration.
2. Model DTDs.
Reading About the Model DTDs.
A Note About Using Industry-Standard DTDs.
The Five Model DTDs.
3. Ease of Learning.
III. ADVANCE ISSUES IN DTD MAINTENANCE AND DESIGN.
4. Ease of Use.
5. Ease of Processing.
DTD Analysis: Final Considerations.
6. DTD Compatibility.
IV. DTD DESIGN WITH ARCHITECTURAL FORMS.
7. Exchanging Document Fragments.
Editing Fragments as Stand-Alone Documents.
Reparenting in a Dummy Document.
8. DTD Customization.
Types of Customization.
Extension Mechanisms in the Model DTDs.
9. Architectural Forms: Concepts.
V. BACK MATTER.
Practical Uses of Architectural Forms.
Summary of Terminology.
10. Basic Architectural Forms Syntax.
Setup and Configuration.
11. Advanced Architectural Forms Syntax.
Suppressing Architectural Processing.
Architectural Attribute Values.
Default Architectural Information.
Model DTDs: Index of Element Types and Attributes.
About the CD-ROM.