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Studio 3: Marking Up a Text Prof. Alvarado MDST 3703/7703 13 September 2012
Business• Can everyone access their Home Directory from their desktop? – i.e. not just from the web interface• The required McCarty reading was “„Knowing true things by what their mockeries be‟: Modelling in the Humanities” – My reference to “thick” vs. “deep” in lecture was from the other reading – Sorry for the confusion!
Review• URLs to your Home Directory pages look like this: – http://people.virginia.edu/~NETID/RESOURC E• Where … NETID = Your UVA Net ID (e.g. rca2t) and RESOURCE: The filename and the path to the file • E.g. index.html OR mydirectory/file.html • Identical to what is under public_html
Review• Documents, Texts, and Levels• Data models: Networks, Trees, Tables• Latent Hypertext and Intertext
Documents, Texts, and Levels• Documents and texts are different – Related as medium is to message – The message (text) is independent but must always exist as part of a medium• Documents are things like books, memos, etc. – They have a material form and a basic content model• Texts are more complicated – They are linguistic and therefore related grammar, poetics, and meaning
The Theory of LevelsWe can think of the various aspects ofdocuments and text as forming levelsDOCUMENT Layout and Style Physical interface Structure Physical and logic structure Content Text, Image, etc.TEXT Syntagm Strings of characters and patterns Structure grammar, pragmatics, etc. Meaning Intertextual connections in the mind
Three Model Types• We have seen three major models so far – Networks (hypertext), Trees (OHCO), and Tables• Networks – Non-linear relations across lexia – HTML• Trees – Linear and nested relations within lexia – TEI• Tables – Elements of lexia extracted and classified – Relational databases, spreadsheets
Intertextuality is latent hypertext Goal of markup is to “surface” latent hypertext and make it available for analysis and interpretation
Today’s Exercise• We will markup part of a primary source – The beginning of an edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion• We will develop a TEI-like content model and use HTML to do the markup• Then we will markup of the text for intertextual content• Procedures posted on blog
New Concepts• We will use POSH – “Plain Old Semantic HTML”• Use CLASS and ID attributes in your elements – <p class=“extract”> … </p>• Use SPAN and DIV elements to handle cases where HTML does not provides an explicit element – <div class=“page”> … </div>