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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
Latest Versions of DocBook
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
The latest releases of DocBook can be obtained from the official DocBook
home page at
Resources for Resources
Here's where to find pointers to the subjects you want to find.
The Most Recent Version of This Book
The most recent online version of this book can be found at
The Most Recent Version of DocBook
The most recent version of DocBook, and the most recent information
about the &DTD;, can be found at the DocBook home page:
Robin Cover's &SGML;/&XML; Web page
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
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;
Introductory Material on the Web
These documents provide a good background for a better understanding of
&SGML; and &XML;.
A Gentle Introduction to &SGML;
A useful and simple document available in its original form at http://www-tei.uic.edu/orgs/tei/sgml/teip3sg/index.html
A Technical Introduction to &XML;
A close look at the ins-and-outs of &XML; is available at
References and Technical Notes on the Web
Resolution 9401:1997 (Amendment 2 to TR 9401).
This document describes OASIS catalog files.
The &SGML; Declaration
The &SGML; Declaration, by Wayne Wholer.
Table Interoperability: Issues for the &CALS; Table Model
Technical Research Paper 9501:1995.
Exchange Table Model Document Type Definition
Technical Resolution TR 9503:1995.
&CALS; Table Model Document Type Definition
Technical Memorandum TM 9502:1995
XML Exchange Table Model Document Type Definition
Technical Memorandum TM 9901:1999.
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 &XML; Specification
The W3C technical recommendation that defines &XML; 1.0.
The W3C technical recommendation that defines &XML; namespaces.
Markup Language (MathML) 1.0 Specification
The W3C technical recommendation that defines MathML, an &XML;
representation of mathematical equations.
The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0
The Unicode standard.
Unicode Technical Report #8
Version 2.1 of the Unicode standard.
Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1: Reference Description
Version 1.1 of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Metadata Element
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
A controlled vocabulary of geographic place names.
Books and Printed Resources
There are also a number of books worth checking out:
Developing &SGML; &DTD;s
From Text to Model to Markup
Upper Saddle River
Kluwer Academic Press
An introductory book, but not a simple one.
The &SGML; Handbook
Oxford University Press
A reference book by the author of the &SGML; ISO Standard.
SGML: an author's guide to the Standard Generalized Markup Language
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
$GML: The Billion Dollar Secret
Effective &SGML; evangelism.
Creating Documents with &XML;
O'Reilly & Associates
An introductory book about &XML;.
&XML;: A Primer
MIS:Press/IDG Books Worldwide
Another introductory book about &XML;.
Understanding SGML and XML Tools
Kluwer Academic Publishers
The standard work on SGML/XML software.
The LaTeX Web Companion
Integrating TeX, HTML, and XML
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:
For a list of &XML; tools,
check out &XML;.com: http://www.xml.com/.