WP conversion issues

Eve L. Maler elm at arbortext.com
Fri Sep 4 16:35:22 BST 1998

I'm not familiar with the Design Patterns movement, but my book Developing
SGML DTDs: From Text to Model to Markup (Prentice-Hall PTR, ISBN
0-13-309881-8) has a whole chapter on markup design considerations.  Most
of the information applies directly to XML, although the book is obviously
written to full SGML.  It also presents an entire methodology for markup
design, again based on full SGML but equally applicable to XML.  In the
course of demonstrating the methodology, it covers a lot of typical design
decisions and their rationales.


At 04:21 PM 9/4/98 +1100, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>Andy Dent wrote:
>>  BTW something I'd like to see a lot more of are examples of markup
>> making and the reasoning behind them, like the Design Patterns movement in
>> programming.
>Since you asked, my book "The XML & SGML Cookbook: Recipes for Structured
>Information", Charles F. Goldfarb Series on Structured Information
>Prentice Hall, 1998, 650 pages + CD-ROM, ISBN 0-13-614-223, is the only
>I know of to look at markup from the Design Patterns movement viewpoint.
Part 2
>of the book is called "Document Patterns".  It has patterns for most basic
>structures, with discussions of when one is more appropriate than another and
>tips and warnings.
>I am not aware of any material on the internet, though there may be some
>discussions, e.g. relating to design of particular structures in HTML, i.e.
> Another possible source, targetted at explaining particular DTDs, is Dave
>Megginsons'  "Structuring XML Documents", which you may also find useful.
>Rick Jelliffe

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