Validation schema v9.0 now online

Today, we uploaded a new version of the BDMP's custom TEI schema to the website (both in ODD and compact RelaxNG formats). The new schemata carry the version number 9.0. The changes are minor, and XML files that were validated against v8.0 should validate correctly agains v9.0 as well. The vocabulary has been expanded a little to pave the way for new BDMP modules, and takes TEI P5 v3.0.0 as its basis. The new version also makes it possible to use XInclude in the XML.

These schemata can be used by BDMP contributors to validate their XML, or by anyone else who is interested. For more information (and the link to download the schema), please refer to our Validation page. Note, however, that the best and easiest way to learn which tags we use when, and why is of course still the Encoding Manual (and our The Tags section in particular).

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The BDMP's TEI Customization ODD

Today, we uploaded the BDMP's custom TEI schema to the website (both in ODD and RelaxNG formats). These schemata can be used by BDMP contributors to validate their XML, or by anyone else who is interested. For more information (and the link to download the schema), please refer to our Validation page. Note, however, that the best and easiest way to learn which tags we use when, and why is of course still the Encoding Manual (and our The Tags section in particular).

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Encoding Manual Open for Everyone

Today, the BDMP Encoding Manual became freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

In the first phase of transforming the BDMP's in-house encoding manual into a more user-friendly documentation website, the website's core materials (basically everything in our The Tags section) were only made available to BDMP contributors who logged into the website. The reason was that the original manual still contained a lot of screenshots of facsimiles of Beckett's manuscripts that we did not have the permission to share outside of the Beckett Digital Manual Project. In the second phase, then, we decided to bypass the copyright issue by replacing all these sensitive materials with more generic, photoshopped example images, and to open up our Encoding Manual for the general public. That way,the manual might also be useful for scholars working on (or hoping to start up) similar projects. Enjoy!

 

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Ready? Set? Go!

After the website's presentation at the BDMP workshop earlier this week – which, I am glad to say, was a great success – the BDMP Encoding Manual is finally ready to be used. These last few days, Vincent and I have gone through the entire website one last time to double check every last page. If you see any more errors, or have any more questions, you are of course always welcome to let us know by using the Contact Form (or by replying to this blog post, if you prefer).

At the workshop, the need was expressed for a private social platform, that could be used by editors and collaborators of the BDMP, to discuss editorial problem, etc. To this end, I am glad to announce that a Forum has been added to the website, where these topics may be discussed.

I hope you will enjoy the website!

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