Re: HTML(+)-editor available?

Dave_Raggett (
Thu, 9 Dec 93 10:11:19 GMT

>> I am working to ensure that standard SGML authoring tools can be
>> used for HTML/HTML+....

> I am just curious for more details on this -- do you just mean that
> you are working on making sure that HTML/HTML+ conform to the
> SGML standard, or are there other things you are doing (like
> talking to the tool vendors, etc. -- which I have done and I
> would encourage others to do!).

The easy first step was to ensure that the DTD is parsed without errors
by sgmls 1.1 (the latest version). The next and harder step is to ensure
that test examples work as well, and that this is true for other sgml
parsers. Thus Intellitag doesn't seem to respect the resource limits
specified by the DTD's <!SGML> prelude. Getting the revised HTML+ DTD
to work effectively with commonly available SGML authoring tools is my
current goal.

> I recently got the SoftQuad SGML Author/Editor and Rules Builder,
> and I hope to use the Author/Editor for HTML/HTML+ authoring.
> Does anyone have experience with this? I don't have any specific
> problems yet because I haven't installed them yet! ... but I
> assume I can just load the HTML/HTML+ DTD's and flail away.

Thats the short term goal! In the longer run, though, I expect that
editors designed with the web in mind will be easier to use.

Dave Raggett