The SGML Handbook

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Clarendon Press, 1990 - Computers - 663 pages
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The next five years will see a revolution in computing. Users will no longer have to work at every computer task as if they had no need or ability to share data with all their other computer tasks, they will not need to act as if the computer is simply a replacement for paper, nor will theyhave to appease computers or software programs that seem to be at war with one another. The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) is the technical advance enabling this revolution, and Dr Charles Goldfarb of the IBM Almaden Research Center is its inventor. The SGML Handbook gives the readerDr Goldfarb's thoughts on each clause in this widely adopted international standard, and guides the reader through every detail of SGML. The SGML Handbook includes the up-to-date amended full text of ISO 8879, extensively annotated, cross-referenced, and indexed; a detailed, structured overview of SGML, covering every concept; additional tutorial and reference material; a unique `push-button access system' that provides hypertextlinks between the standard, annotations, overview, and tutorials. SGML will improve the productivity and competitiveness of all computer users if its sophistication is now harnessed by developers of SGML applications and implementors of SGML systems. These are the people who will find this book an invaluable guide and an authoritative voice.
 

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Contents

lntroduction to Generalized Markup
5
Basic Concepts
18
Additional Concepts
66
Link in a Nutshell
92
A Structured Overview of SGML
109
lntroduction
121
Chapter 2 Text Processing Application
123
SGML Application
125
Entity Structure
293
Element Structure
302
Processing lnstruction
339
Common Constructs
342
Markup Declarations General
370
Markup Declarations Document Type Definition
402
Markup Declarations Link Process Definition
433
SGML Declaration
450

SGML Document
132
Processing Model
171
Storage Model
178
Character Sets
192
Markup Declarations
204
Conformance
214
lSO 8879 Annotated
217
lntroduction
238
Scope
246
Field of Application
248
References
249
Definitions
251
Notation
290
Reference and Core Concrete Syntaxes
476
Conformance
478
Public Text
498
Application Examples
530
lmplementation Considerations
543
Conformance Classification and Certification
551
Nonconforming Variations
561
A Brief History of the Development of SGML
567
About the lSO 8879 Text
594
Sources of SGML lnformation
605
Figures
630
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