Notes on the Second and Third Revisions

The second revision of this important and useful book by Cliff Morris was undertaken with the primary objective of marking up the content into a portable, content based XML format (DocBook XML Version 4.2). Secondary objectives were to pickup obvious spelling and layout problems.

Changes made to the structure of the document were limited to identifying structural levels such as chapters and examples. Titles were added to major document sections.

Primary Tools used were Xemacs and Dillo (as a quick browser/html check). The xmlto toolkit chain was utilised to produce other formats. The operating system was Debian GNU/ Linux(testing distribution).

The third revision is a simply corrects typographic errors and some minor content corrections

Planned future extensions to this document include adding a glossary and index.

Peter Gossner

November 28 2003

December 10 2003