The type attribute on div


The TEI Guidelines deliberately do not provide any suggested values for type on div, recognizing the fact that useful values will vary immensely from project to project, depending on the materials being encoded. There are several issues to consider when deciding on a value list for your project:

In all cases, you should make an effort to arrive at a reasonably final value list before you do any substantial encoding. Changing the specific terms used (e.g. changing verse to poem) is not difficult, but reexamining the boundary between preface and foreword might be burdensome. Finally, your value list should be clearly documented.