I am new to XML

Rajeeva Indiketiya indiketr at churchill.co.uk
Fri Dec 4 16:44:54 GMT 1998

Hi All

I am from a document processing background. I used troff (a Unix document formatting tool) to define document. It was great but nobody support it any more. Then I looked at PostScript but then again it is not an ideal document formatting language although
 you could convert PostScript to PDF and show the document on a WEB browser. I looked in to HTML  but then you cannot publish documents and allow everybody to define what is Heading 1 <H1>. 

I was interested in finding a document formatting language that is not proprietary but allows to print on printers, show the exact document on a browser or store it so it can be stored/retrieved later. So I was told that SGML and or XML can define exact f
onts, sizes and formatting commands and show the exact copy of a print out on a browser. 

Q1> How true is the above statement.

Q2> Is there a book like Dummy's Guide to XML   

Q3> Can you give me some good WWW site references for XML (W3C is not good for a begginer.)

Thank you


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