Linux DSSSL application available

A Linux compilation of the Jade alpha build of 1996.08.31 has been put
together by Bill Lindsey (thanks, Bill!) and is now available at


The README file for the distribution appears below.  I've taken
advantage of this addition to revise the descriptive materials and
rename the Win32 and Solaris binary files for greater uniformity, but
their contents have not changed.


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


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.

This distribution contains an alpha version of Jade repackaged for
easy installation on some common platforms (see HOWTO for a list).
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.

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-win32.zip, jade-sparc-sol2.5.tar.gz, etc.

6. Read DESCR and HOWTO for further directions.

Last modified 1996.09.09