As promised in another thread, I am working on a new web version of the
Pickaxe book (“Programming Ruby - The Pragmatic Programmer’s Guide”).
book chapters syncrhonized with the Wiki pages noting changes due to 1.8).
This version is valid HTML4 markup, with consistent semantic markup.
(I kept the styles similar to the existing HTML versions, albeit
slightly cleaner…however, a single different CSS file could be used to
change the look near-completely.) 
Unlike all other versions based on the 0.4 release of the HTML/XML,
this version has included in it some very important 25 missing pages
from the section “The Ruby Language”! 
So, please check out the work so far  at:
and give me feedback. (It seems to work and look correct in Safari 1.2,
Mozilla 1.4, and IE6Win. Does it fail for you? Does something about the
display frustrate you?)
(-, /\ / / //
 When I started out, I was just going to frame the existing HTML.
Then I saw how broken it was. So I thought "Hey, I have the XML, it must
be clean…I’ll just throw a few regexp at it and voila! clean HTML."
Almost a week later, I’m a little over halfway done with all the pages.
 Dave kindly supplied me with some new XML, but only after I found an
HTML version of 0.3a on the web and started cleaning it. Sorry
Dave…I’ll look through the XML soon and clean up the changes as needed.
 Only the following sections are done: “Introduction”, “Facets of
Ruby”, “Ruby in Its Setting”, and "Ruby Crystallized"
I’m working on the Library Reference section now.