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Document Markup Language

Archive of the XML4Lib Electronic Discussion

Archive site for a new discussion list on XML and its use in libraries.

Dynamic Drive

This searchable site offers scripts for HTML enhancements. Users may also browse by categories, including special document effects, scrolling text and dynamic clocks and dates.

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

"Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple and very flexible language based on SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language). Although originally envisaged to meet the challenges involved in large-scale publishing, XML is set to play an increasingly important role in the markup of a wide variety of data on the Web." (According to the W3C, "SGML is a language for describing markup languages, particularly those used in electronic document exchange, document management, and document publishing.") This site is from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

HTML Crash Course for Educators

"Welcome to Andy Carvin's HTML Crash Course for Educators. This tutorial will introduce you to the basics of HTML design and style. Even though the Crash Course was originally designed with teachers in mind, anyone is free to use it."

HTML Goodies

"Have you ever seen colorful text or a pull down menu on a Web site and wondered how they were done" A visit to the HTML Goodies site should answer most of your questions. The HTML Primers section offers lessons for beginners. Java Script Tutorial is the "Largest Java Script Repository on the World Wide Web." The tutorials are written in simple, friendly language and the site is easy on the eyes. Bookmark this site for reference."

Index DOT HTML and Index DOT CSS

"Welcome to the last technical resource on HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) you may ever need. These sites attempt to collect as much information as possible in one location about the HTML and CSS languages, the popular browsers that support them, and the histories behind each. The site evolves along with the specifications and browsers that it documents - it began as a simple reference on the HTML language, but its purpose has grown as the languages and browsers it covers have evolved in popularity and complexity."

The Wireless Markup Language

This site provides information on Wireless Markup Language, a division of XML that is used for WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) devices such as wireless phones or Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). Sections include introduction, understanding WML, elements and scripting.


This is W3C's home page for the HTML Activity. Here you will find pointers to our specifications for HTML/XHTML, guidelines on how to use HTML/XHTML to the best effect, and pointers to related work at W3C. When W3C decides to become involved in an area of Web technology or policy, it initiates an activity in that area. HTML is one of many Activities currently being pursued. You can learn more about the HTML Activity from the HTML Activity Statement.

Web Design Group's HTML Help

"The Web Design Group was founded to promote the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative and informative sites that are accessible to all users worldwide. To this end, the WDG offers material on a wide range of HTML related topics. We hope that with this site as a reference, you will be able to create Web sites that can be used by every person on the Internet, regardless of browser, platform, or settings." This site offers help with writing HTML through Web Authoring Tools, FAQ Archives, Design Elements, other online Tools, a Feature Article about HTML, and other helpful Links.

Wireless Markup Language

Part of the site, this page offers a comprehensive list of WML resources that include other WebReference articles, tutorials and references, Tools and Collections.

Writing HTML

"Writing HTML was created to help teachers create learning resources that access information on the Internet. Here you will be writing a lesson called Volcano Web. However, this tutorial may be used by anyone who wants to create web pages."

WWW Development Resources

"This is the HTML Writers Guild's resource collection. The Guild is the world's largest international organization of Web designers with over 70,000 members in more than 130 nations worldwide. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in web authoring and a desire to improve his or her skills."

XHTML Tutorial

"After you have studied XHTML School, you will know what XHTML is. You will know the difference between HTML and eXtensible HTML, and how to use XHTML in your future applications." This site also has information about topics that include HTML, XML, Javascript, and Cascading Style Sheets, along with many more.

XHTML 1.0: The Extensible HyperText Markup Language

"XHTML is a family of current and future document types and modules that reproduce, subset, and extend HTML 4." This site is from the World Wide Web Consortium and describes the reformulation of HTML 4 as XML. Documents written in XHTML, while conforming to XML standards, will operate as HTML in applications such as browsers. Standards are a little stricter for code than HTML 4.

XML in 10 points

This site, from the W3C, "attempts to capture enough of the basic concepts to enable a beginner to see the forest through the trees."

XML Standards Reference

"This short list focuses on the XML applications that should be of particular interest to webmasters and Web developers." Subjects covered on this site include basics, Styling and Transforming Documents, document authoring, metadata, and various types of content.

XML Tutorial

"After you have studied XML School you will know what XML is. You will know the difference between the eXtensible Markup Language and HTML, and how to start using XML in your applications." This site also has information about topics that include HTML, XHTML, Javascript, and Cascading Style Sheets, along with many more.


This commercial site from O'Reilly offers a collection of resources, including Essentials - such as "What is XML?", columns, FAQs, resource centers, guides and a toolbox.