-- Practical, ready made solutions for nearly every document structure.
-- Good SGML techniques -- and mistakes to avoid.
-- Based on a highly-successful training course in SGML DTD design.
SGML experts are in short supply and in high demand. This book will help jumpstart SGML users by providing "cookbook recipes" for the most common SGlVlL document type definitions.
The book starts with a simple, general analysis of the types of structures found in documents. Then, two-page "recipes" are presented, demonstrating exactly how to create Document Type Definitions (DTDs) for virtually every type of commonly used document, both simple and complex. The book presents recipes for editorial structures such as manual pages, tables, frontmatter, backmatter, forms and lists; for each major character set; and for presentations and rendering. It includes practical DTD solutions for newspapers, maps, multilingual documents, multiple-version documents, and much more. Appendices present several well-known DTDs, including HTML 2, the WWW Cascading Style Sheet DTD, CALS tables, and others.