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The quantity of information about SGML and XML is growing on a daily basis. This appendix strives to provide both a complete bibliography of the references mentioned explicitly in this book, and a sampling of resources for additional information about DocBook and about SGML and XML in general. Although not all of these resources are focused specifically on DocBook, they still provide helpful information for DocBook users.
As of July 1998, responsibility for the advancement and maintenance of the DocBook DTD has been transferred from the Davenport Group, which originated it, to the DocBook Technical Committee of OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) at http://www.oasis-open.org/.
The latest releases of DocBook can be obtained from the official DocBook home page at http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/.
Here's where to find pointers to the subjects you want to find.
The most recent online version of this book can be found at http://docbook.org/.
The most recent version of DocBook, and the most recent information about the DTD, can be found at the DocBook home page: http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/.
Easily the largest and most up-to-date list of SGML/XML resources; can be found at http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/.
USENET newsgroups devoted to SGML and XML issues.
For pointers to several SGML FAQs, see http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/general.html#faq. The XML FAQ is available at http://www.ucc.ie/xml.
XML.com, run jointly by Songline Studios and Seybold, is a site devoted to making XML accessible.
These documents provide a good background for a better understanding of SGML and XML.
A useful and simple document available in its original form at http://www-tei.uic.edu/orgs/tei/sgml/teip3sg/index.html.
A close look at the ins-and-outs of XML is available at http://nwalsh.com/docs/articles/xml/.
OASIS Technical Resolution 9401:1997 (Amendment 2 to TR 9401).
This document describes OASIS catalog files.
The SGML Declaration, by Wayne Wholer.
OASIS Technical Research Paper 9501:1995.
OASIS Technical Resolution TR 9503:1995.
OASIS Technical Memorandum TM 9502:1995
OASIS Technical Memorandum TM 9901:1999.
RFCs ("Request for Comments") are standards documents produced by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Universal Resource Identifiers in WWW.
Functional recommendations for Internet Resource Locators.
Functional requirements for Uniform Resource Names.
Uniform Resource Locators (URL).
Tags for the identification of languages
Here are pointers to the specifications.
The W3C technical recommendation that defines XML 1.0.
The W3C technical recommendation that defines XML namespaces.
The W3C technical recommendation that defines MathML, an XML representation of mathematical equations.
The Unicode standard.
Version 2.1 of the Unicode standard.
There are also a number of books worth checking out:
Developing SGML DTDs: From Text to Model to Markup, Eve Maler and Jeanne El Andaloussi, 0-13-309881-8, Prentice-Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, 1996.
Practical SGML, Erik van Herwijnen, 2, 0-7923-9434-8, Kluwer Academic Press, 1994.
The SGML Handbook, Charles Goldfarb and Yuri Rubinksy, 0-7923-9434-8, 1991, Oxford University Press.
SGML: an author's guide to the Standard Generalized Markup Language, Martin Bryan, 0-201-17535-5, 1988, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
$GML: The Billion Dollar Secret, Chet Ensign, 0-13-226705-5, 1998, Prentice Hall.
Creating Documents with XML, Chris Maden, 1-56592-518-1, 1999, O'Reilly & Associates.
XML: A Primer, Simon St. Laurent, 1-5582-8592-X, 1998, MIS:Press/IDG Books Worldwide.
Understanding SGML and XML Tools, Peter Flynn, 0-7923-8169-6, 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
The LaTeX Web Companion: Integrating TeX, HTML, and XML, Michel Goosens and Sebastian Rahtz, 0-201-43311-7, 1999, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
An attempt to provide a detailed description of all of the SGML/XML tools available is outside the scope of this book.
For a list of recent of SGML tools, check out Robin Cover's SGML/XML page at OASIS: http://www.oasis-open.org/cover.
For a list of XML tools, check out XML.com: http://www.xml.com/.
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