Blog post for 10/13

This week’s assignment was difficult. You had to take a document and translate it into a piece of code. For this week’s blog post, I want you to describe, in plain language, your process of translating your document.

  • First, describe what your document is.
  • Then describe the document’s structure. What are its component parts and how are they divided up.
  • Then describe how you represented that structure using XML tags.
  • Then describe any unique or particularly unusual features of your document, such as handwriting, erasures, pictures, tables, the inclusion of names/dates/places to be tagged, etc.
  • Then describe the TEI elements and attributes that you used to represent those features.

To earn full credit, your post should be clearly written and demonstrate a close reading of your document, an understanding of the basics of text markup, and a thoughtfulness about how to best represent your document with your markup.

Note: if you want to include excerpts of your XML in your blog post, create a custom HTML block in your post:

Then put your XML in between an open and close <xmp> tag, so that WordPress does not think try to convert the XML. Here is an example from my markup:

<xmp> <teiHeader> <fileDesc> <titleStmt> <title>Heads and tails: studies and stories of pets</title> <author> <persName>Grace Greenwood</persName> </author> </titleStmt> <publicationStmt> <publisher>The American News Company</publisher> <availability> <ab>No Copyright</ab> </availability> </publicationStmt> <sourceDesc> <bibl rendition="#hang"> <author>Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904.</author> <title><ref target="">Heads And Tails: Studies And Stories of Pets.</ref></title> New York: The American News Company, <date>1874.</date> </bibl> </sourceDesc> </fileDesc> </teiHeader>