On 18 Jan 2013, at 15:54, Martin Mueller <[log in to unmask]>
> I did successfully download the package and after poking around a little
> figured out that I should move the unzipped 'tei' directory into the
> 'frameworks' directory of the 'oxygen' directory in the 'Applications'
> directory of my Mac.
This is/was clearly documented somewhere, I am sure.
> This graduate student may also have heard
> that the TEI stylesheets are a really cool way of converting TEI into
> Webbable content, but she has no idea of how to go about it.
I am a bit saddened that this wasn't included on the basic TEI
course she attended, locally or at a summer school or whatever
> So what can I do with Sebastian's stylesheets and where do I find first
> help? It's a question I might ask for myself because I have never used
> XSLT, finding it impossibly verbose and much too scary to experiment with.
neither XSLT per se nor my stylesheets are intended to be seen or read
or understood by our Jane Graduette on Day 1. IMHO.
Day 1: she discovers the idea of markup, TEI, XML (poor thing). she uses oXygen and
presses a button to render her XML using CSS (or HTML), confirming she is doing it right.
she loves it.
Day 2: she uses a higher-level digital library framework
into which she will upload her new transcription, and that framework will
check it, and then displays it in variant ways. If the framework uses XSL and my stylesheets, thats great,
but she needn't know that.
Day 3: she attends a summer school and learns some more TEI, some ideas about
validation, and some notion that this rendering thing is under her control
Day 4: she gets uppity and loads her text into some programme which does more than
displays things. she is intrigued.
Day 5: she attends another course on XSLT and writes her own analysis program
Day 6: she finds herself teaching the day 1 course….
Frankly, if Jane is just "putting on the Web some 17th century poems she has
transcribed from a manuscript" she can use Wordpress and be home in time for tea.
but you didn't expect a serious answer from me I am sure….
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