Re: XML vs. SGML for DocBook

Subject: Re: XML vs. SGML for DocBook
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 13:38:34 -0800

Megan Golding wrote:

>I can
> always translate documents later on if I work with SGML now.

If this is a possibility, have a look at "DocBook: The Definitive
Guide." It should be available on-line. In Appendix B, the book
explains how to write SGML that can be easily ported to XML. The
most important of these is using end tags and being aware of
case-sensitivity (XML is case-sensitive, SGML isn't), but there are
a few others as well.

The appendix also contains information about how to convert a DTD.

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