[9 Sep (Sun) Morning] Half-day Workshops
Publishing TEI on the Web without XSLT: CETEIcean (/sɪˈti:ʃn/)
Many scholarly publications powered by the TEI rely on server side infrastructure for publication, typically by leveraging XML technologies such as XSLT and XQuery (via XML databases). The capability and flexibility of these tools is undeniable, so why use a different approach?
- Getting started faster. By focusing on web technologies, new TEI users will not have to learn XSLT as well as the TEI to publish their first document.
Semantics. Converting TEI to HTML is the most common and most practical way of publishing TEI texts on the web, but HTML lacks what TEI has: a very well-considered and mature set of semantic tags for encoding texts. When converting TEI to HTML the semantic distinctions in the markup are often lost in favor of typographic distinctions in the display. In other words, the data model represented in the TEI fails to carry over to the online version.
This half-day workshop will cover the following topics.
- Introduction to CETEIcean and motivations.
- Using CETEIcean to build a static site from a provided HTML template. We will discuss the structure of the template and how to change it for future use.
- Using CSS to style CETEIcean TEI. No previous knowledge of CSS required.
- Publishing on-line. We will look at simple ways of publishing a CETEIcean-powered site on-line for free via GitHub, DropBox, others.