It's great to hear of this book-- and very timely. We're at teh stage of
looking into this in our project, so count a sale for sure-- an additional
I didn't see it specifically in your topic list (could have overlooked it
b/c of the overload of mssgs after vacation)- so if your book does not
cover it, what about LaTeX? Our tech fields are most reticent re. XML in
this regard. Is there a good resource on XML and LaTeX? If not on both
XML and LaTeX, a book on LaTeX best suited for adapting for XML?
Thanks kindly in advance,
John Robert Gardner
On Thu, 8 Jul 1999, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> I already noted this on XML-Dev, but it seems worth repeating here.
> My latest book, _Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical_, has a cover
> and spine that just read _Inside XML DTDs_. Someone at the publisher
> dropped off the end of the title, producing a dangerously mistitled book.
> (The correct title appears on the back, in about 12pt type.) Amazon does
> have the correct title, however.
> The book is definitely about scientific and technical subjects. Although
> the first half of the book covers fairly generic XML (with scientific
> examples), readers won't find very much in there about popular XML topics
> like E-commerce, syndication, EDI, messaging, literate programming, or
> program composition. Instead, you'll find MathML, Chemical Markup
> Language, Weather Observation Markup Format, BioML, and other similarly
> oriented markup languages.
> While I hope that readers of this message already take the time to look
> over any book closely (especially for US$49.99!) before they buy it, I ask
> that you be extra careful with this one.
> Thanks for the bandwidth, and sorry for the hassle,
> Simon St.Laurent
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