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O'Reilly Network: Living Linux: Managing Documents With SGMLtools

May 24, 2000, 03:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Stutz)

"With the SGMLtools package, you can write documents and generate output in many different kinds of formats -- including HTML, plain text, PDF, and PostScript -- all from the same plain text input file."

"SGML ("Standard Generalized Markup Language") is not an actual format, but a specification for writing markup languages; the markup language "formats" themselves are called DTDs ("Document Type Definitions"). When you write a document in an SGML DTD, you write input as a plain text file with markup tags..."

"The various SGML packages on Linux are currently in a state of transition; the original SGML-Tools package (now "SGMLtools v1") is considered obsolete and is no longer being developed; however, the newer SGMLtools v2 (aka "SGMLtools Next Generation" and "SGMLtools '98") is still alpha software, as is SGMLtools-lite, a new subset of SGMLtools."

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