Re: Comments in HTML (fwd)

Murray Altheim (
Fri, 14 Jun 1996 11:15:55 -0500

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Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 11:15:55 -0500
To: John Blumel <>
From: (Murray Altheim)
Subject: Re: Comments in HTML (fwd)

John Blumel <> writes:
>As a new subscriber to this list, I was wondering if anyone could point
>me to documentation of DTD syntax.
>Although I'm sure that I deserve to FTP it from Hell for not knowing
>where to find this, I would prefer a location in North America.


Eve Maler and Jeanne El Andaloussi have a book on developing DTDs that I
can highly recommend called "Developing SGML DTDs: From Text to Model to
Markup" (Prentice Hall). Eve and Jeanne's book might be overkill unless
you're actually writing a DTD, but Martin Bryan's "SGML: An Author's Guide
to the Standard Generalized Markup Language" is widely available, quite
good and understandable, and a good general guide to SGML.

You could get a copy of Goldfarb, which is The Bible, but it's not
particularly easy to read.

I maintain some documentation for Spyglass on SGML, HTML, DTDs, etc. If you
can't find what you're looking for, I'll be happy to add some links to good
quality documentation there.

Robin Cover's excellent "SGML Web Page" has pretty much everything at

and has an extensive bibliography on SGML.


     Murray Altheim, Program Manager
     Spyglass, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
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