Re: Books about DSSSL

Subject: Re: Books about DSSSL
From: Tony Graham <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 12:53:41 -0400 (EDT)
At 18 Jun 1998 11:25 +0200, Leen Smits wrote:
 > I am a novice in the SGML world and I like to know if there are any books
 > explaining DSSSL.

About the only printed book with an explanation of DSSSL is "XML
Complete" by Steven Holzner.  The chapter on XML style covers DSSSL
because it was written before the XSL Note came out and the style
component of XML was still to be called XS and based on DSSSL.

I wouldn't recommend it as an XML book, since it was rushed out before
the XML recommendation was finalised, and I'm not sure that I'd
recommend it to anyone starting out with SGML and XML because the
examples in the DSSSL component uses tag like <font>, <tab>, and
<pagenumber>.  Maybe it's like that to make the examples easier, but
it sure doesn't teach you to separate format from content.  Its major
advantage is that it's in print.

Have you looked at the material so far in the DSSSL documentation
project at


Tony Graham
Tony Graham
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17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 207                 Fax:   301-315-8285
Rockville, MD USA 20850                 email: tgraham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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