On Sat, 13 Apr 2002, EHL wrote:
> As an amateur genealogist, the many 50-150 page biographies (plus
> chapters & footnotes) in my possession looked like good candidates for
> TEI encoding, specifically TEILITE. However, my teilite.dtd (from the
> U. of Virginia) is version 3.6.1 (09/09/1994) - rather ancient in a
> universe of developing standards.
Well, yes. The TEI (from which TEIlite is derived) has moved on since
1994, chiefly in that there is now an XML version, announced a week or so
ago. You can read all about the current TEI at the website
>And as I cruised the web looking for
> newer versions, I began to acquire the vague feeling that teilite was
> deprecated, shunted to a sidetrack, or whatever.
TEILite is one of many possible views of the main TEI. It's been very
popular, and continues to be so. There is a part of the website devoted
entirely to it ( http://www.tei-c.org/TEI/Lite ) What gives you the
sensation that it is deprecated?
> A couple of quick questions:
> (1) is teilite alive and well, and where would one find the latest dtd?
At the website above. Specifically, http://www.tei-c.org/TEI/Lite/DTD/
> (2) is teilite an appropriate choice for the biographies I mentioned above?
Impossible to answer without knowing what you want to tag in said
biographies. For more detailed work, you might prefer a DTD with more
onomastic information in it (using the names and dates tagset, for
example). But teilite gives you chapters, footnotes, names, and dates,
> Many thanks,