SGML: IBM Book Manager
SGML: IBM Book Manager, New Products
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From: "Helen Carter ((919) 469-6365)" <hcarter@VNET.IBM.COM>
Subject: IBM SGML product under development
In response to your attached request, I want to tell you about
BookManager products which are yet unannounced, but would make for
interested addition to your SGML HomePage.
BookManager is currently developing two products which may be of
interest to the Homepage.
1. BkMgr Build SGML. This product will accept SGML built
documents and build them into BkMgr books. The product will
accept any DTD. The user must identify the actions that the
various tags will require and therefor must be mapped to our
internal format. The product will include an attribute mapping
function to help with this. However, some DTD mappings will be
provided with the product for customers who use the more common
2. BkMgr BookServer. This product will read any BkMgr
book and serve it across the Internet. The book can then be
read using any HTLM browser (Mosaic, IBM WebExplorer, etc).
The books do not have to be reformatted first. They are read
and reformatted as they are delivered.
Since you can build BkMgr books with a wide variety of source
formats (BkMaster, MS Word, WordPerfect and soon SGML, AmiPro,
and FrameMaker) this becomes a powerful tool for sending books
across the internet.
I can provide more information on both of these two products.