on May 1, 2000
DuCharme's book offers everything you need to do SGML authoring (which includes XML and HTML). He provides literally all of the world's best software for writing, validating, and publishing documents with SGML, under both Windows and UNIX.
He explains everything clearly and simply, but most of all practically! After reading this book you won't need to look anywhere else to figure out how to apply his ideas and get started. You'll be up and running.
on August 18, 1999
The resources herein are top-notch. I have an international collaboration ongoing with Harvard and Kyoto with XML in which the Kyoto group is all working with Emacs. The chapter (2) on Emacs and PSGML is crisp, clear, and "standalone" in its clarity. This is the place to START with the big and little details of mark-up technology.
-J.R. Gardner, Ph.D.