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I will soon find myself in a situation where I need to offer TEI texts
via WWW in HTML format. I will of course serve them for Panorama
users as native TEI with navigators, stylesheets etc. but not
everybody uses Panorama. I would like to hear your experiences about
converting TEI to HTML. Below, I sketch the possibilities I have
found so far.
1a. SGML:: modules. Lennart Staflin ([log in to unmask]) is
apparently writing these, but they have been in the making for a
long time and I haven't seen even an alpha version. They would
enable me to parse the TEI document in Perl and spit out HTML. I
could live with this.
1b. SGMLS.pm. This is David Megginson's <[log in to unmask]>
excellent Perl module for parsing the SGML parser's output. I have
done some coding with it and it is nice. Unfortunately the cost of
calling nsgmls and the conversion script is too high for on-the-fly
conversion. I may use this if I decide to produce static HTML
versions of the TEI documents.
1c. Just a quick Perl hack. I think this is what Virginia etext center
used. It was a little script that ignored most TEI tags and
produced very simple HTML. It was a bit too crude for my needs.
2. Omnimark. Supposedly a good tool for this. Could someone provide
I don't really know much about the commercial programs capable of doing
this sort of conversion, and I would be glad to hear suggestions. I
prefer freeware suggestions, however...
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