<[log in to unmask]>, Elizabeth
Styron <[log in to unmask]> writes
>I am pleased to announce the release of our new TEI and Topic Map based
>website, which you can view at http://www.nzetc.org/. Our digital
>library collection is delivered using a Topic Map, an authority file
>(MADS), TEI encoded documents, XSLT, and Apache Cocoon. The result for
>the online user is a series of "topics" which create a dynamic web of
>semantic relationships between all of our texts, manuscripts, and images.
>This project is still very much a work in progress -- don't be
>surprised to find glitches -- so we would appreciate any feedback
>and/or difficult questions you may have.
Very interesting: overall it seems to work well.
Am I right, though, in thinking that the introductory pages are not
encoded using the same TEI + Topic Map approach as the resources they
describe? I ask because some of the links they contain (e.g. "Paheka"
on the William Golder intro page, or more spectacularly "New Zealand" on
the main Projects page) lead to a "dead end": a page with a definition
of the concept but no links. If all these links were done using TM
associations, they would be inherently bi-directional and you would
always, at a minimum, have a link back to the place you just traversed
SGML/XML and Museum Information Consultancy
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