DSSSL and/or FOSI references, tutorials

Steve Heaney (Steve.Heaney@delft.sgp.slb.com)
Fri, 20 Aug 1993 14:32:45 +0200

The was a request for information regarding the DSSSL and FOSI standards a
few days ago. A similar question was posed on the comp.text.sgml list
(see below) which I've included for your information.

To the best of my knowledge, there is no information on DSSSL freely available.
It is still in draft - ISO/IEC DIS (Draft International Standard) 10179. It is mentioned in the bibliography by Robin Cover at the following site. The FOSI
standard is available from ftp.ifi.uio.no in /pub/SGML/CALS. It is in the form
of a specification though - not all that easy to read.

Whilst I havn't seen the August version of <TAG> yet, I would imagine
that this would be the best place to start re information about FOSI if you
can lay your hands on a copy.

Steve Heaney.

In article 745816283snx@sgml.com, brian@sgml.com (Brian E. Travis) writes:
>In article <24oco5$aab@mozart.amil.jhu.edu> sws@ishtar.med.jhu.edu writes:
> >
> > Can anyone point a novice to information on DSSSL (Document
> > Style Semantics and Specification Language) and/or FOSI
> > (Format Output Specification Instance) standards? Is there
> > any material available on the net? (An Archie search for
> > "*SGML*", "*DSSSL*", "*DIS*10179*", or "*FOSI*"
> > failed to turn up anything.)
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
> >
>I'm not aware of any material on the network, but we just
>published a good, brief introduction to FOSIs in the August, 1993
>issue of <TAG> The SGML Newsletter. The article was written by
>Paul "Mr. FOSI" Grosso. Paul is the chairman of the OS/FOSI/DSSSL
>ad hoc sub-committee of the CALS Electronic Publishing Committee.
>The article is available as part of our back-issue program. I
>hope this helps.
>Brian E. Travis brian@sgml.com
>Managing Editor, Tele: +1 303 680-0875
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