Single Sourcing HTML Files

Subject: Single Sourcing HTML Files
From: "Digitome Ltd." <digitome -at- IOL -dot- IE>
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 1996 10:46:25 +0100

[Lee Bumgarner]
>My manager has requested that I establish an internal web site for our
>technical documents. From the same HTML files he wants to create
>publishable documents.

> Has anyone had experience creating single-source HTML files for the web
>and for publishing hardcopy? Is anyone aware of print companies that take
>HTML files and print from them? Would it be better to create these
>documents in Frame or another application and convert to HTML for the web
>side and keep the documents in Frame for the print company?

I suggest you check out the SGML Standard (ISO 8879). SGML is specifically
intended to solve the problem of using the same document for more than one
purpose. SGML is particularly good at doing paper + web for many reasons -
not least of which is that HTML is an application of SGML. Try and/or for more info.

Hope this helps,

Sean Mc Grath
digitome -at- iol -dot- ie
Digitome Electronic Publishing
Developers of IDM - Next Generation SGML Transformation Technology

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