TEI Basics

Elements

<element name> text to be encoded </end element name>

<person>Mata Hari</person>

<self-contained element name/>

<gap/>


Attributes

<element name attribute=”content”> Text to be encoded </end element name>

<emph rend=”bold”>This is important!</emph>

<date value=”2014-06-03”>June 3rd</date>

the <person reg=”Wilson, Woodrow”>president</person>


TEI file structure

TEI header
file description
encoding description
profile description
revision description
facsimile

Body


What to Encode

Get out your pens and highlight aspects of the document that you think should receive comment or clarification.

partial names
misspellings
references to people, places, organizations


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