7 A brief bibliography
This bibliography lists some useful further reading for general
information about SGML and markup languages. A full and very detailed
SGML bibliography edited by Robin Cover and David T. Barnard
is also available as TEI document MLW14. A much expanded and updated version of the latter
is also available on the World Wide Web from
- Bryan, Martin
SGML: an Author's Guide to the Standard Generalized
Addison-Wesley1988Detailed text book giving full treatment of the
standard, but primarily from the publishing perspective.
- Coombs, James H., et al.
Markup Systems and the Future of Scholarly Text
Communications of the ACM
Vol 30 no 11 pp 933-47
Classic polemic in favour of descriptive over
procedural markup presented from the scholarly
- De Rose, Steven J., et al.
What is text, really?
Journal of Computing in Higher Education
Vol 1 no 2
- Goldfarb, Charles
The SGML Handbook
Oxford University Press1991
Authoritative and exhaustive presentation of all
aspects of ISO 8879, including annotated and cross
referenced full text of the standard itself.
- International Organization for Standardization
ISO 8879: Information processing - Text and office
systems - Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
ISO1986Annexes A and B to the Standard provide a formal
but readable summary of its most important features.
- International Organisation for Standardisation
ISO/TR 9573: Information processing - SGML support
facilities - Techniques for using SGML
Tutorial discussion of main features of the standard
with some interesting examples.
- van Herwijnen, Eric
Practical SGML (second edition)
Second, much improved, edition of an excellent
introductory textbook with emphasis on how SGML is
currently being used.
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