Re: Tech writing books, esp. SGML

Subject: Re: Tech writing books, esp. SGML
From: Glenda Jeffrey <jeffrey -at- LEMOND -dot- HKS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 08:36:40 -0400

As an SGML reference, Greg Keith recommended:

> SGML: An Author+s Guide to the Standard Generalized Markup Language, by
> Martin Bryan. (NY: Addison-Wesley, 1988). 364 pages, $39.95(Can.) softcover

This is an OK book, but a better one is:

Practical SGML, by Eric van Herwijnen. Second edition, 1994.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell Mass. ISBN: 0-7923-9434-8.
288 pages.

There is also the "bible", which contains a full printing of the
standard, but is otherwise difficult for the beginner:

The SGML Handbook, by Charles Goldfarb. Oxford U. Press, 1990,
ISBN #0-19-863737-9. But hold onto your hats: $95 (hardback).

Glenda Jeffrey Email: jeffrey -at- hks -dot- com
Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc Phone: 401-727-4200
1080 Main St. Fax: 401-727-4208
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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