The making of TEI P5

Christian Wittern, Arianna Ciula, Conal Tuohy

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The TEI Consortium has taken on the task of maintaining the Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. This article describes how the latest major revision to these Guidelines was developed over the course of >6 years by the members of the TEI Technical Council and workgroups charged and overseen by the Council and gives background information and reasoning for the decisions taken. Among the new additions for P5, two of the most outstanding, the chapters on Names, Dates, People, and Places and on digital facsimiles are treated in some more detail. The article concludes with a brief account of the decisions made with respect to customization and conformance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281 - 296
Number of pages16
JournalLiterary and Linguistic Computing: the journal of digital scholarship in the humanities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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