DSSSL application available

An alpha version of James Clark's Jade is now available for testing by
qualified individuals.

Jade is an application of DSSSL (ISO/IEC 10179:1996), the
international standard language for specifying processing semantics to
be applied to documents marked up in languages conforming to SGML (ISO
8879:1986).  Jade takes as input an SGML DTD, a document marked up in
the language specified by the DTD, and a DSSSL stylesheet.  It
produces as output an SGML representation of the resulting DSSSL flow
object tree or, alternatively, an RTF file of the formatted document.
For complete and up-to-date information on Jade, consult the Jade home
page at http://www.jclark.com/jade.

The distribution made available with this announcement contains an
alpha version of Jade repackaged for easy installation on Win95 and
Sparc Solaris 2.5 platforms.  For demonstration purposes, it also
contains a recent version of the HTML 3.2 DTD, a sample document
marked up in HTML 3.2, and an HTML 3.2 DSSSL stylesheet.  Complete
source code is available from the same archive.

To obtain the distribution, follow these steps:

1. Log in via anonymous ftp to sunsite.unc.edu (or one of its mirrors).

2. Set "bin" for binary transfer.

3. Change to the directory


4. Get the files README, DESCR, and HOWTO.

5. Get the appropriate set of binaries.  This will be one of the files
   jade-win.zip, jade-sol.tar.gz, etc.

6. Read DESCR and HOWTO for further directions.


Jon Bosak, Online Information Technology Architect
Sun Microsystems, 2550 Garcia Ave., MPK17-101, Mountain View, CA 94043
Davenport Group::SGML Open::ANSI X3V1::ISO/IEC JTC1/SC18/WG8::W3C SGML ERB