The main list was created in a couple of hours using google search, over a period of time (I'm currently a full time parent). The search was aided by the fact that there are some TEI tags that are pretty much unique to TEI and the use of -site: to eliminate sites I'd already got samples from.

As to why, I'm still of the opinion that the standard needs more real life examples taken from real TEI usage. See for example my feature request 474. The way to get these is by looking at a wide range of TEI, thus this list.


On 7/11/2013, at 3:24 am, Lou Burnard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hey Stuart, this is cool: how did you make it and why?

On 07/11/13 01:35, Stuart A. Yeates wrote:
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I have a similar thing at which is just CSVs of URIs to TEI files. 


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 4:49 AM, Hugh Cayless <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Yesterday, a few of us at the Speaking in Code conference ( did a thing. There have been discussions, on and off, over the years about the TEI creating a repository of examples, and we thought "why not just do this on Github?"

So we did. We gathered some examples and posted them at

This is the product of less than an hour's work by Doug Reside, Nick Laiacona, and me, so I hesitate a little even to draw attention to it. It might take off as a community-curated set of example documents, or it might be ignored and die of neglect :-). I have some questions:

Do people think this is useful? 

How should it be cataloged? 

How should examples be dealt with? We have both wholesale ingest of a project's output and selected examples; I'm sort of inclined to put wholesale imports into their own, parallel repositories, and only have cherry-picked examples in the "tei-examples" repo.

Any thoughts? Anyone else want to be involved?

All the best,