The free SGML parser tools announced by Carrie Baker and Paul Ellison
(available on JANET to UK users) are now also available for anonymous
FTP, thanks to the efforts of the Exeter SGMLUG, Erik Naggum and
Steven Newcomb. The two named sites are:
FTP.IFI.UIO.NO (184.108.40.206) /SIGhyper/SGMLUG/distrib
Naggum Software, Oslo, Norway
MAILER.CC.FSU.EDU (220.127.116.11) /pub/sgml
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida USA
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Article: 286 of comp.text.sgml
From: [log in to unmask] (Erik Naggum)
Subject: Free SGML Parser Materials available!
Message-ID: <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 19 Jul 91 16:26:06 GMT
Sender: [log in to unmask] (Erik Naggum)
Organization: Naggum Software, Oslo, Norway
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From Paul Ellison, via the Text Encoding Initiative List, I received
the following note yesterday evening, reproduced in its entirety.
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Date: Thu, 18 Jul 91 12:18:42 LCL
Sender: Text Encoding Initiative public discussion list
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From: Carrie <[log in to unmask]>
I am pleased to announce that a significant set of SGML Parser Materials
have been made available via the SGML Users Group (SGMLUG). SGMLUG has
been granted "an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive
license to use, execute, reproduce, display, perform and distribute copies
of, and to prepare derivative works based upon these materials; and the
right to authorize others to do any of the foregoing".
The grantor of the license to the SGMLUG, who has chosen to remain
anonymous, does not warrant the Parser Materials in any way.
Dr Charles Goldfarb, the Honorary Technical Consultant to the SGMLUG, has
created some documentation to introduce the materials.
The SGML Project here at the University of Exeter has agreed to make the
Parser Materials and the associated README file available on the academic
network, and to act as a collector of enhancements and changes to them.
The materials consist of source code (in C), executable binary (for PCs),
examples, and documentation. They can be 'pulled' from:
uk.ac.exeter.sgml1 username:sgmlbox, password:sgmlbox
The files to be pulled are :
readme ASCII readme file
arcsgmlc.exe self-unpacking executable files...
arcsgmlh.exe ... for source, inserts, binary...
arctest.exe ... test files, and rexx interface.
pkz110ex.exe self-unpack of the packer program
pakfiles.boo all the above files packed using
pkpak, then mkboo
pkzfiles.boo all the above files packed using
pkzip, then mkboo
We have agreed to make these materials available *immediately* on the
academic network. However, we would like to set up systems to provide a
clearing house of information on them as well as to 'manage' changes to
them. So, please tell us if you are pulling the files, and also,
suggestions on how to co- ordinate the information flow would be
The SGMLUG will be announcing the granting of the license in its Newsletter
and will be giving an address to mail to for people wishing to receive the
Materials on disc. There will be a charge of US$10.00 for each copy on
disc. The SGML Project will *NOT* distribute discs.
I believe that the materials could form the basis of a significant set of
general SGML materials. That set would be a very useful toolkit for any
organisation (academic or not) wishing to make the step into SGML but who
are not prepared or able to make the significant financial commitment
Finally, I would draw to your attention that the license agreement and
disclaimer of warranties are in LICENSE.DOC in ARCSGMLH.EXE
If you have any problems contact [log in to unmask], or phone (+44) 392
263946, or fax (+44) 392 211630.
Paul Ellison .
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After much e-mail traffic between interested parties (hi, Steven, Robin,
Andrew!) yesterday night, and a phone call to Exeter today where Michael
Popham provided excellent service in Paul's absence, ...
I am pleased to announce the availability of the above package of material
in the FTP archives of the Institute of Informatics at the University of
Oslo (who don't even know about this, yet!).
Host: ftp.ifi.uio.no (18.104.22.168)
The files are:
-rw-r--r-- 1 enag wheel 60957 Jul 19 17:41 arcrexx.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 enag wheel 113776 Jul 19 17:41 arcsgmlc.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 enag wheel 72136 Jul 19 17:41 arcsgmlh.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 enag wheel 58041 Jul 19 17:41 arctest.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 enag wheel 50460 Jul 19 17:41 arcvm2.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 enag wheel 140124 Jul 19 17:41 pkz110ex.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 enag wheel 2274 Jul 19 17:41 readme
To retrieve the files: Connect to FTP.IFI.UIO.NO (22.214.171.124) with FTP,
log in as ANONYMOUS and use your e-mail address as your password, then "cd"
to SIGhyper/SGMLUG/distrib, and you can retrieve the files with either
multiple GET commands or use MGET if you can. ** Remember to set TYPE
IMAGE (or BINARY, BIN or somesuch command) **
Against all principles and requirements that I normally have with respect
to distribution of binaries for DOS, I have decided to make these files
available "as is". I have goods reasons to believe that these files are
harmless, but I must point out that I can make no warranty as to the
contents, either with respect to virus or other things. These are,
however, the untampered original files from the University of Exeter, and
they tell me it's the original files from the "anonymous" source.
When I get access to a PC which can read these files and produce the source
which is hidden in them, I'll make the source files available in a source
directory SIGhyper/SGMLUG/source. (In other words, I'm making this stuff
available without even knowing exactly what it is!)
For those who can't FTP, I'm _very_ sorry that I can't handle the mail
volume that would ensue, but write my anyway, and I'll see if it would be
OK to use USENET to distribute it. Both FTP and USENET are vastly superior
to mail servers, so please don't move this around with mail if you can
I hope you all enjoy the efforts that Paul Ellison, Michael Popham and I
have put into making this available so fast.
Erik Naggum Professional Programmer +47-2-836-863
Naggum Software Electronic Text <[log in to unmask]>
0118 OSLO, NORWAY Computer Communications <[log in to unmask]>
Article: 284 of comp.text.sgml
From: [log in to unmask] (Steven R. Newcomb)
Subject: ARC SGML parser
Message-ID: <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 19 Jul 91 22:25:49 GMT
Sender: [log in to unmask]
The ARC-SGML parser is now also available via FTP from 126.96.36.199
(Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida USA), in addition to the
University of Oslo address mentioned by Erik Naggum. It's just an
alternative source; no difference. Login as `anonymous,' with
your mail address as password. It's in pub/sgml. Be sure to set
to binary FTP mode. You'll need to put the stuff on a DOS machine before
you can unpack it.
Steven R. Newcomb, Associate Director Voice: 904 644 5786
Center for Music Research Fax: 904 644 6100 (CMR)
Florida State University R-71 Fax: 904 386 2562 (home)
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2098 USA Internet: [log in to unmask]
Also: Chairman, SGML SIGhyper (International SGML Users'
Group Special Interest Group on Hypertext and Multimedia)
c/o TechnoTeacher, Inc. Voice: +1 904 422 3574
1810 High Road Fax: +1 904 386 2562
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4408 USA Internet: [log in to unmask]
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