From the Publisher
With this book, writers and editors can learn what they need to know to prepare and structure documents using the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), the new standard for electronic and database publishing. This book presents a non-technical overview of SGML in language that writers and editors can understand. It explains why SGML focuses on structure and essentially disregards formatting issues and shows how to define a document's structure, writing with SGML structure in mind. It then focuses on dialects of SGML such as HTML, designed for hypertext; and HyTime, an SGML standard that incorporates multimedia objects such as sound, video and animation. The diskette contains SGMLAB, a full-featured SGML application that includes both an SGML parser and document browser, as well as sample SGML files. SGMLAB enables a user to view SGML documents on MS-DOS systems.