[XML-SIG] XML-newbie says hello

Just van Rossum just@letterror.com
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 22:56:07 +0100

Hi Folks,

(I am very new to XML, and unfortunately I have missed the XML tutorial at
the recent conference -- if only I had known then how important it wouldbe
to me now...).

Is this list appropriate for questions about using the XML
implementation(s) this sig has put forth?

I'll start off with two off-topic questions...
Together with a bunch of people from my field we will try to design a DTD
(or set of DTDs) for a complex kind of specialized data. Most of us have no
experience with designing DTDs.
- Would any of you kind souls be willing to tell me which of the books
advertized on the sigs homepage (or other books non-advertized) covers
DTD-design in a comprehensible way? (I own "XML - A Primer", and that's a
nice XML introduction if you come from HTML, but is rather useless if you
need to invent DTDs...)
- What would be an appropriate forum for discussions about DTD design?

Thanks in advance.