On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 16:42 -0500, Joshua Hutchinson wrote:
> Has anyone ever coded up a utility (preferably web based so it can be
> hosted on a central site for our volunteers) to help create a nice,
> valid teiHeader section?
At the NZETC, we have exactly such a thing, as it happens. Before anyone
gets at all excited by this, however, I must say that it is extremely
limited in what parts of the header it covers, as well as in its
extensibility (if you want to add more than one title, you're out of
luck, for example). It consists of an HTML form and an XSL used by
Cocoon to transform the submitted information into a TEI document.
It should not be at all difficult to create something similar which had
a broader scope and a nicer interface (automatically adding new form
fields for titles/authors/etc as the user filled them in, etc). However,
I'm not sure that this form sees much use as it stands at the Centre (it
isn't well integrated into our processes, which typically see us having
a slightly fleshed-out skeleton header to start with), so there has been
no incentive to significantly improve it.