Re: www-html-d Digest V96 #52

John Stoneman (
Thu, 21 Mar 1996 16:05:33 +0000

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Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 16:05:33 +0000
From: John Stoneman <>
Subject: Re: www-html-d Digest V96 #52

I need to convert a set of sgml headers into html

Does anyone know of a good conversion programme, preferably for windows 
although I can get access to a mac or unix

Here is an example of the sgml header:

<art version="1.1.0" jid="GE" aid="19" vid="01">
<atl>The assessment of the collapse potential of fills and its 
significance for building on fill
<au><fnm>J. A.</fnm>
<snm> Charles<orf id="1">
<aff><oid id="1">Building 
Research Establishment, Watford<cny> England</cny>
<au><fnm>K. S.</fnm>
<snm> Watts<orf id="2">
<aff><oid id="2">Building 
Research Establishment, Watford<cny> England</cny>
<re> </re>
<abs><p>Fill materials which 
have been inadequately compacted or placed excessively dry 
usually undergo a reduction in volume when their moisture content 
is increased. This phenomenon can occur without any increase in 
applied stress and is commonly termed collapse compression. The 
increase in moisture content can be caused either by downward 
infiltration of surface water or by a rising groundwater level, 
and the associated ground movements can have a serious effect on 
structures which have previously been built on the fill. 
Consequently, where building on a non-engineered fill is 
contemplated, the assessment of collapse potential should be one 
of the most important facets of the ground investigation and a 
primary objective of ground treatment should be largely, if not 
totally, to eliminate collapse potential. The specification and 
control of the placement and compaction of engineered fill should 
also aim to eliminate collapse potential. The identification and 
measurement of collapse potential are rarely easy as it is not 
feasible to obtain undisturbed samples of many waste fills and 
the commonly available in situ testing techniques do not always 
correlate well with collapse potential. Following an 
investigation of collapse compressi on by the Building Research 
Establishment, a methodology for identifyin g and measuring 
collapse potential in fills is proposed which includes a newly 
developed procedure for a borehole infiltration test.</abs>
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Thanks in advance

John Stoneman