XML

Sessions

The following is the schedule for the last academic session and may be subject to change. In addition we look at relevant case studies to use as examples.


  • Session 1: Introduction. Origins and role of XML. Structure of an XML document (elements and attributes). Document deconstruction and analysis (constructing a document tree).
  • Session 2: Further document analysis. Well-formed documents. Practical exercise in marking up a document.
  • Session 3: Principles of document type definitions (DTDs). Building and implementing simple DTDs. Marking up documents according to a DTD. Validating documents. Using the Oxygen XML Editor.
  • Session 4: More Oxygen and XML editing
  • Session 5: More document analysis and markup validation. A case study as a detailed example.

Reading Week

  • Session 6: Introduction to XML Schemas
  • Session 7: Introduction to XSL stylesheets
  • Session 8: Creating outputs with XSLT stylesheets
  • Session 9: more work with XSL stylesheets
  • Session 10: Other XML standards and applications, e.g. XQuery, RDF

Background Reading

  • Allen H. Renear, 'Text Encoding', in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth (eds.) A Companion to Digital Humanities. Blackwell, 2004, pp. 218-239 (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/).
  • James Cummings, 'The Text Encoding Initiative and the Study of Literature', in Ray Siemens, Susan Schreibman (eds.) A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Blackwell, 2008 (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companionDLS/).
  • Willard McCarty, 'Modeling: A Study in Words and Meanings' in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth (eds.)A Companion to Digital Humanities. . Oxford: Blackwell, 2004, pp. 254-270 (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/).
  • Perry Willett, 'Electronic Texts: Audiences and Purposes', in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth (eds.) A Companion to Digital Humanities. Blackwell, 2004, pp. 240-253 (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/).
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, 'Classification and its Structures', in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth (eds.) A Companion to Digital Humanities Blackwell, 2004, pp. 161-176 (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/).
  • Claire Warwick, 'Print Scholarship and Digital Resources', in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth (eds.) A Companion to Digital Humanities Blackwell, 2004, pp. 366-382 ( http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/).