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SGML (DTD) guides available now:
 
<title>The SGML Primer. SoftQuad's Quick Reference Guide to the Essentials
of the Standard: The SGML Needed for Reading a DTD and Marked-up Documents
and Discussing them Reasonably</>.  Version 2.0  Toronto: SoftQuad Inc.,
May 1991.  36 pages.   Available from SoftQuad Inc., 720 Spadina Avenue,
Toronto, CANADA M5S 2T9; Tel: +1 (416) 963-8337; FAX: +1 (416) 963-9575.
Price (quoted in a private posting):
 
The booklet offers a light-hearted and highly readable introduction to the
essentials of SGML.  Contains some surprising examples, including a DTD
for "<! -- Lunch at the Steakhouse -->,"  demonstrating that SGML is not
just for structuring formal documents, but for structuring information.
I shall defer to the SGML experts for critical review.  Enjoyable reading
for a general (but computer-literate) audience; it may help your friends
understand SGML for the first time.
 
Also available:
 
<title>Understanding the SGML Declaration</>.  Release 2.0.  Ottawa:
Software Exoterica Corporation, February 19, 1991.  Technical Report
ECM03-0291.  iv + 34 pages.  Available from Software Exoterica.
Software Exoterica Corporation; 383 Parkdale Avenue, Suite 406;
Ottawa, Ontario; CANADA K1Y 4R4; Tel: +1 (613) 722-1700; FAX: +1 (613)
722-5706.  Price (if any) ??
 
In this revision of the document, detailed discussion covers character
sets in the SGML declaration and SGML declaration syntax.  Includes a
useful template of the SGML declaration.
 
Robin Cover