TagWizard includes an incremental SGML parser for Windows that is integrated with Word 6.0 via Word basic macros. You do not need to use a style file in order to convert your documents to SGML. TagWizard makes Word into an interactive SGML and HTML editor. Word images are automatically converted to GIF files ready for browsing. Contact: 100043,3201@compuserve.com (Eric van Herwijnen)

From kjs@ebt.com Mon Oct  9 18:06:48 1995
Article: 11106 of comp.text.sgml
From: kjs@ebt.com (Kent Summers)
Subject: Re: SGML converted on the fly to HTML
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 95 15:36:14 MET
Organization: Electronic Book Technologies, Inc.

In article <452313$39g@romulus.ott.hookup.net>
Patrick McDonald  writes:

> Is anyone awhere of a product or a tool which will allow one
> to server up sgml documents as HTML3 documents and view those served
> up documents through a Netscape or an Air Mosiac browser?
> I am awhere of SGML browsing tools, but I don't wish to require
> people to have two viewer to view sgml and html documents!
> Any help or pointers would be helpful!!

hello pat: this is precisely what we do with our DynaWeb server.  this
is accomplished through "n" number of publisher-defined stylesheets
which target the source SGML to output-specific HTML varients.



From Martti.Poutanen@index.fi Tue Aug 29 10:21:57 1995
Article: 10672 of comp.text.sgml
From: Martti.Poutanen@index.fi (Martti Poutanen)
Subject: Re: easy sgml->html for non-sgml users?
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 95 18:12:31 GMT-1:00

Miles Fawcett  wrote:

>We have been given a collection of sgml (and dtd) files that we need to 
>convert to html3. We are a Mac and Windows NT shop with no sgml users 
>inhouse. Is there an easy way to do this on our own or should we just 
>send it out to be processed?


> ______________________________________________________________________
>     Miles A. Fawcett  *  Washington DC 20009  *  miles@paynet.com
>                       http://www.dolphin.org/maf

To my knowledge, there is no off-the-shelf solution available.
Probably the easiest/efficient way is to use SGML-SGML converters like
Balise from AIS/France. (we have been using it with good results)The
task of converting SGML down to HTML3 should be pretty easy, but it
requires SGML knowledge. 

The other alternative is to use DynaText/DynaWeb (makes an online
SGML->HTML conversion in the www-server, very elegant (though
expensive) solution that is at it's best with large quantities of
data) software from  EBT (Electronic Book Technologies, Providence

From J.P.Knight@lut.ac.uk Fri May 27 12:39:17 1994
Article: 17413 of comp.infosystems.www
From: J.P.Knight@lut.ac.uk (Jon P. Knight)
Subject: Re: SGML to HTML converter
Date: Thu, 26 May 94 12:06:43 GMT-1:00
Organization: Dept of Comp. Studies, Loughborough University of Tech., UK.

In article  lhall@nih.gov (Laura Hall) writes:
>Can someone point me to an SGML to HTML converter? Thanks.

Try Klaus Harbo's Copenhagen SGML Tool (CoST).  I've used it to convert from
a publisher's own weird and wacky DTD to the HTML DTD.  Its very
powerful and should be able to handle most things you throw at it.  Grab
it from ftp://euromath.dk/pub/cost/

(get everything in the directory; CoST is based on [incr tcl] and

 Jon Knight 
* Its not how big your share is, its how much you share that's important. *

From C.C.Lilley@mcc.ac.uk Tue Mar 29 10:34:32 1994
Article: 11591 of comp.infosystems.www
From: lilley@v5.cgu.mcc.ac.uk (Chris Lilley)
Subject: Re: HTML vs SGML
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 94 22:39:01 GMT-1:00


>In article  inemetz@hookup.net (Irwin
>Nemetz) writes:

>   I am reading in PC Magazine that Wordperfect has an add-on called
>   IntelliTag which creates SGML documents and Microsoft and Lotus are
>   also coming out with their versions.



Intellitag takes a description of the type of document you are creating - sort
of like a style file. This is called a DTD, and there is one that defines HTML.
Another, not yet stable, for HTML+. The DTD defines what you can and can't do,
so there is no problem with using 'features of SGML not in HTML'.

Feed the DTD into Intellitag - which was one of the SGML tools I saw demonstrated
at Eurographics UK recently - and you will be able to mark up your test with
html tags. This saves you typing them in. It also checks things. So, for eample,
if you have a level 1 header, it will not let you go straight to putting in a
level 3 header.

There are lots of other DTDs out there, for example in the publishing and
defence industries. Intellitag can read those DTDs too, but then what it outputs
is not HTML so would not be usagle for Web pages.


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From smithn@orvb.saic.com Thu Jan 20 14:49:13 1994
Article: 6195 of comp.infosystems.www
From: smithn@orvb.saic.com ("Norman E. Smith, CDP" )
Subject: Re: Need SGML to HTML filter
Date: 20 Jan 1994 06:42:57 -0600
NNTP-Posting-Host: cs.utexas.edu

A few days ago, lilley@v5.cgu.mcc.ac.uk (Chris Lilley) writes:

> What about the case where one has an SGML document written to another
> DTD and one wants to convert it to HTML?

> Presumably this would require a (potentially many-to-many) mapping
> between  tags in DTD1 to tags in DTD2. What else? Can it be done
> easily? with some efort? at all?

There are tools in the SGML world that will handle the DTD translation
mentioned here. Two that I know of are OmniMark from Exoterica Corp in
Canada and S-Engine which is public domain and available by ftp.
Although any SGML translating parser should be able
to handle the job. In general if you are going to a relatively rich
DTD (and tag set) to a simpler one, HTML in this case, tag
transformation is relatively easy to automate.

Tag tranformation is a valid thing to have to do. A customer is
moving toward a Web Server and storing HTML document. They are already
moving toward heavy SGML use with other DTDs. So, moving documents
from one DTD to another is going to be a way of life.

I have no ties with OmniMark, other than my SGML customer just purchasing
a copy. S-Engine on the other hand, I wrote.

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