efirst XML for E-journals
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 16:24:59 -0400 From: Eric Hellman <eric@HELLMAN.NET> To: XML-L@listserv.heanet.ie Subject: efirst XML for e-journals
efirst XML for e-journals
Openly Informatics is making its "efirst XML" work available for free licensing. We definitely agree that true archival in XML/SGML will need convergence of effort, and that's why we're making available what we've done to date. Included are XML and SGML DTDs, EDD's and templates for use with Framemaker+SGML, XSL and CSS Stylesheets, and configuration files for Chris Hector's RTF2HTML. Our conversion scripts are non-portable, or we'd make those available as well.
We've used efirst XML in producing the two most recent volumes of the MRS Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research, (http://nsr.mij.mrs.org/) We are not at the present time exposing any XML.
efirst XML is specifically designed to allow journal articles to be optimized for presentation both on the Web and in print using a single storage format by supporting references to multiple graphic and multimedia files. It allows a journal to be built from databases by supporting multiple keys in elements such as <author> It allows easy compatibility with HTML presentation formats through the use of HTML-style tables. Most importantly, efirst XML is designed from the ground up for XML- it's not just a port of an SGML application. The efirst XML document type definition, or DTD, provides a level of validation that has previously required the complexity of SGML. The result is an archival-quality format compatible with inexpensive XML tools.
The URL is:
efirst XML is the work of myself, David Ephron, and Miles Poindexter.
Contributions in the spirit of open-source software are encouraged.
Openly Informatics, Inc. http://www.openly.com/ Tools for 21st Century Scholarly Publishing
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.