Encoding of Surfaces, Zones, Lines


    
      
        ]]><line>Bristol, To worth &amp; genius, ever
              just</line>To the our Sacredly  we tried
        Soft of the stranger— thy sacred streams impart
        ]]><line>The milk of human kindness warmed his
              heart</line>That heart
          
            Xwhich
            Xsuch
          
          my tender feeling knows
        The soil where pity, love & friendship grew
        ]]><line>Oh let a faithful friend with grief
              sincere</line>
      
    
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This is an excerpt from a TEI transcription

So here we see an encoding of part of the manuscript on the previous slide, specifically a surface element containing one zone element, which contains several line elements.

In this example we also see a mechanism for recording a transcribed version of your text using the sourceDoc element. This method is an alternative to recording using a combination of text and facsimile: instead of recording information about structure (like p) you encode zone and line. The line element conveys only the fact that these are lines of handwriting, not that they are lines of poetry. This is an example of how the TEI allows you to record information about layout without asserting anything about textual features.

Advanced Manuscript Encoding, slide 14 of 23