ISO/IEC 15445:2000, also known as ISO-HTML, provides an International Standard for the
core of the HyperText Markup Language. Unless you are an SGML junkie and can
decipher such incomprehensible prose as
The NAME attribute value
specification shall be processed as if the declared value were NAME, then
I strongly recommend you read the User's Guide, which
will tell you everything that you can find in ISO-HTML, and explain what it
I struggled with the documentation for ML-Lex and ML-Yacc included in the SML/NJ distribution, and ended up merging that documentation into my own notes to produce a "User's Guide to ML-Lex and ML-Yacc". This contains a fully worked example, an index, and is GPLed.
The latest version shows how to use "8-bit" ML-Lex with Unicode, and includes a working example which parses a UTF-32 encoded file. The technique may also be used with UTF-8, UTF-16 and other encodings.
If you find errors or omissions in the Guide, or find subjects that need a more thorough discussion, send a note to < guide at rogerprice dot org > and I will try to fix the problem.
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I acted, with Vincent Oria, as Electronic Proceedings editor for the ACM Multimedia 2001 conference. We attempted, as in the years 2000 and 1999, to produce proceedings which would be readable for 25 years. To do this, we decided that all the pages had to conform to a DTD and preferably to a strict DTD which separates content from style.
Experience shows that this was an ambitious objective: the quality of the HTML submitted by the authors was very variable. Some of it, often produced by hand, was either perfect, or a good approximation, needing little further work by the editors. However far too much was, like many of the pages on the World Wide Web, of very low quality indeed, often produced by very broken tools such as Word. It was surprising to find multimedia specialists who have little idea of the correct markup of a simple text and image document.
All the papers we published in the electronic proceedings conform to either the W3C's HTML 4 Strict DTD or the ultra strict ISO-HTML. The style common to all the papers is provided by a single CSS style sheet. The validation was done using James Clark's remarkable SP.
Here are the 2001 electronic proceedings, and the instructions to authors
I also acted as Electronic Proceedings editor for the ACM Multimedia 1999 and 2000 conferences. Here are the 2000 electronic proceedings, and the 1999 electronic proceedings.
If you are curious, here are the electronic proceedings for ACM MM'98 and ACM MM'97 prepared by my predecessors.
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