Examples for Module 0: Introduction

5. TEI P3 (SGML)

The sample text could be encoded in TEI P3 as well. Being TEI, this is a descriptive encoding scheme that allows the encoder to explicate the structure and semantics of the textual features s/he wants to analyse. In our sample, we see the typical features of TEI documents (although some of the names have evolved since version P3): a document is encoded in a <TEI.2> element, containing both a <teiHeader> section for the meta-information, and a <text> part for the actual text contents. The header must contain a minimal amount of meta-information, while the text content itself is encoded in <body>. Inside the text, the structural elements (heading -- <head>, paragraph -- <p>, footnote -- <note @place=foot>), as well as semantic features (title -- <title>, emphasis -- <emph>, term -- <term>) can be fully expressed with comprehensible tag names.
Note, however, that this is SGML, not XML: some elements can occur without end tags (<title>, <body>, <p>, <head>), and attribute values can occur without surrounding quotes (type=foot).
<TEI.2>
 <teiHeader>
 <fileDesc>
 <titleStmt>
 <title>Review: an electronic transcription
 </titleStmt>
 <publicationStmt> 
 <p>Published as an example for the Introduction module of TBE.
 </publicationStmt>
 <sourceDesc>
 <p>No source: born digital.
 </sourceDesc>
 </fileDesc>
 </teiHeader>
 <text>
 <body>
 <head>Review
 <p><title>Die Leiden des jungen Werther <note place=foot>by <name>Goethe</name> is an 
 <emph>exceptionally</emph> good example of a book full of <term>Weltschmerz</term>.
 </text>
</TEI.2>
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