I was the XML Correspondent for <TAG>, writing their "XML
Beat" column from December 1997 to the end of 1999. The full text of
articles more than a year old and abstracts of those less than a year
old are available online.
xml.com published my article
"Links That Are More
Valuable Than the Information They Link?" in their July 1998
I wrote SGML CD, a tutorial and users'
guide to free SGML software that includes a CD of the software
covered. The book was published by Prentice Hall PTR; the chapter on
Jade and DSSSL was serialized in the May - July 1997 issues of <TAG>: the SGML Newsletter, and you
can download an Acrobat version of the complete Emacs/PSGML chapter
from the book's web page.
At XML '99 I gave a talk titled XLink and Publishing Opportunities.
At SGML/XML '97, I
gave a talk titled "Making Architectural Forms Work for You:
Architectural Forms without HyTime."
As a "consulting author," I wrote material on SDKs and free
software in Prentice Hall's "SGML
I wrote the "Object-Oriented Development of SGML Applications"
chapter in Que
publishing's "Special Edition: Using SGML." (It's no longer available
At my job, I do Omnimark development work to
turn SGML data into many other formats.
I used to maintain a web page of databases claiming to support SGML. It's very out of date at this point; I recommend Ronald Bourret's more recent XML and Databases.
At the SGML '95 conference in Boston, I presented a talk based
on the paper entitled "Object-Oriented Development of SGML
Applications" that I did as part of my masters
degree program at NYU. The conference paper accompanying the
presentation was cited in the SGML
Technologies Group paper Object
Orientation and SGML: LINK Revealed and several papers at
Because I've been using the outline mode of the Emacs text editor so
much, I wrote a little perl script to convert Emacs outline files to SGML
files that conform to the DocBook DTD so that I could quickly create nicely
formatted versions using Jade and a DocBook DSSSL spec. If you want it,
download ol2dbvl.zip or ol2dbvl.tar.gz.
Good Introductions to XML
xmlinfo's newcomers page has many good references.
The SGML/XML Web
Page is the ultimate reference on all that's available in the
world of XML and SGML. (Note that it's searchable.)
Good Introductions to SGML
Start with the SGML FAQ,
which is very short. The Text Encoding Initiative's Gentle Introduction
to SGML (a 77K text file--also available in Russian!) is also very
Not the SGML FAQ
"The elements be kind to thee, and make thy spirits all of comfort!"
Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii