Re: Reading DTD's

Murray Altheim (murray@spyglass.com)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 16:20:17 -0500


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Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 16:20:17 -0500
To: Alan Thomson <at@wavenet.com>
From: murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim)
Subject: Re: Reading DTD's
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Alan Thomson <at@wavenet.com> writes:
>Hi All,
>
>I would like to learn how to read the DTDs. Can someone point me to a good ref?

Alan,

If I could be so bold as to recommend that archaic form of documentation
known as a book, try

   "Developing SGML DTDs: From Text to Model to Markup"
      Eve Maler, Jeanne el Andaloussi.
      Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
      ISBN 0-13309881-8

Eve is coauthor (with Terry Allen) of the DocBook DTD, a structured SGML
application commonly used for computer documentation. This book discusses
the syntax and structure of a DTD, and how an SGML application is developed
to suit specific requirements. It probably goes way beyond your immediate
needs in simply understanding a DTD, but is a well-written reference, and
provides many ideas as to how the HTML DTD may fit into a larger scheme.

Murray

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