Murray Maloney, oftQuad Inc. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Murray Maloney, the session chair, is a senior technical manager with SoftQuad Inc. He is involved in the design of SGML-based publishing solutions and represents SoftQuad on various technical committees. Murray is a charter member of the HTML Working Group and a sponsor member of the Davenport Group. Before returning to SoftQuad in 1995, Murray was a Technical Publications Architect with the Santa Cruz Operation, where he helped design a Mosaic-based context-sensitive help and online documentation system. Murray is co-author of "Hypertext Link Relationships in HTML", an Internet Draft. Murray is currently completing a book, begun by the late Yuri Rubinsky, entitled "Beyond HTML: Small Steps to Publishing with SGML on the World Wide Web", as part of the Charles Goldfarb Series.
"An SGML-based Web Server"
While HTML has become widely used for the delivery of documents over the Web, many other SGML markup languages are better suited for authoring and document database formats. This presentation explains why other SGML DTDs are preferable to HTML for defining the markup to be used on a Web server and relates experiences at Novell in setting up a 150,000-page DynaWeb server using DocBook, the standard SGML markup language for software documentation.
Jon Bosak is a senior member of technical staff at SunSoft, where he is currently involved in the design of SunSoft's next generation of online document technology. Prior to his recent arrival at Sun, he designed and oversaw the implementation of Novell's online document strategy. He is a member of the ISO/IEC committee that maintains the SGML, DSSSL, and HyTime standards, and he is a founding sponsor of the Davenport Group, which maintains DocBook.
"SP: The SGML Parser"
SP is a freely redistributable SGML parser written by James Clark. The talk will discuss SP emphasizing features of relevance to Web developers, including SGML validation, Web-aware entity management, distributed public identifier resolution, Unicode support, and architectural form processing.
James Clark is an independent consultant based in London, England. He holds a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He has written a number of popular free software programs including the GNU groff troff-compatible typesetting system, the sgmls parser (based on the ARCSGML parser materials) used in a substantial proportion of current SGML products, and most recently the SP SGML parser. He drafted almost all of the DSSSL (ISO/IEC 10179:1996) standard, the most recent addition to the SGML family of international standards.
"SGML and Mathematics Workshop Report"
A report on the SGML and Mathematics Workshop, held 1 May 1996 at the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, sponsored by the UIUC Digital Library Initiative project. Workshop participants represent a wide range of communities, including technical journal publishers, SGML vendors, mathematical typesetting experts, and World Wide Web standards developers. The workshop was to address specific technical problems with mathematical typesetting that have arisen as the result of efforts by the DLI team to produce electronic (SGML) versions of technical journals from a variety of major publishers. As the agenda developed, however, it became an opportunity to discuss problems in mathematical typesetting, SGML and otherwise, on a more general level. Now important hopeful outcomes of the workshop include improved awareness of the many problems that exist, and increased (or initiated) efforts by researchers and software developers to attack those problems.
Tom Magliery is a Research Programmer with the Software Development Group of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. He has been the primary "standards guy" on the Mosaic development team since July of 1994, and has been active in various Web-related and other standards committees, including the HTML working group of the IETF and the SGML Open Consortium. He has done several public presentations on web-related topics, including tutorials on Web client interfaces at the two previous international Web conferences.