training, technical support
for SGML, XML, content management, production,
Francis Cave Digital Publishing
was established in September 1999 with the aim of delivering a range of XML
consultancy, training, system design and implementation services. It is the
trading name of Francis Cave, an SGML/XML expert with more than twenty years'
experience in the field.
The range of services currently on offer includes:
- advice on all aspects of the use of XML in publishing, including:
- strategic reviews, technical audits, feasibility studies and
business case development
- project design, including DTD, schema and stylesheet design and
- data capture and conversion methods
- editorial, content management and production system selection,
integration and configuration
- processing XML for paper-based delivery
- processing XML for online and other modes of electronic
- introductory and advanced training in XML editing, DTD and schema
- quality assurance in XML publishing projects
Recent and current development projects in which Francis has or is
played a leading role include:
- configuration of FrameMaker templates for production of UK
Parliamentary documents (Amendments to Parliamentary Bills)
- specification of a Word-to-XML workflow for production of UK
Parliamentary documents (including the House of Commons Order Paper)
- development of XML DTDs, schemas and associated XSLT scripts for
global e-commerce trading standards for the book and serials industries,
including the ONIX and EDItX families of XML formats published by EDItEUR and a series of web service
standards published by Book Industry
- development, in collaboration with
Griffin Brown Digital Publishing
Ltd, of an open source tool to enable the creation of XML expressions of
publications licenses in EDItEUR's ONIX-PL format see the
Sourceforge OPLE Project.
Francis Cave is Technical Project Manager of the
ACAP Project. He is Chairman of
XML UK and is also Chairman of IST/41, the
Technical Committee of BSI responsible
for XML and related standards.
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