OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: Is anybody working on ...

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@allette.com.au>
  • To: "Cynthia Lenora Shern" <cys@arbortext.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 04:53:56 +1000

 From: Cynthia Lenora Shern <cys@arbortext.com>

>Is anybody working on creating an abstration for preserving formatting
>information inside or along with SGML documents, in cases where format
>really is part_of the information. Two examples where such an approach
>might make sense could be:
> Examples: 
> 1) K-12 textbooks
Pardon my ignorance: what is K-12?

> 2) Printed survey forms for large market research firms.
The Taiwanese have worked on this problem. They have the particular
problem that the only official version of a document is the paper one
physically stamped by the boss, so there is a great need to maintain
various kinds of page fidelity.

When I last heard, they were trialing a twin DTD system. One was a forms
design DTD: it basically had lines, boxes, constant text, and
named fields. That sets the boilerplate. Then there was
a database DTD in which the actual field data is given. The two
get linked by simple name referencing.

Rick Jelliffe

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS