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Encoding Exercises

Getting Started with the Sample Exercises

Getting Started with the Sample Exercises

  1. Launch Oxygen editor (see Oxygen User Manual or the DLP's Tips to Using Oxygen for help with the editor)
  2. Select "File" from the menu bar
  3. Select "New" for new file
  4. When the dialog box appears, select "from templates"
  5. Scroll down and select TEI P5 All
  6. Now you have a basic TEI template to work with using the P5 All schema
  7. Encode each sample genre in a separate XML file (repeat steps 1-5 for the next sample)
    1. Copy and paste text from PDF document (easier than transcribing!)

Skip encoding the TEI Header as part of this exercise

Encoding Genres: Review

We will review the encoding exercise together as a class on 9/23/2010

Validate

This project uses a schema, which makes sure the XML document is well-structured. Your Oxygen editor automatically knows this information. The Oxygen editor will show you a green box towards the top-right of the editor if the file is valid or a red box if the file is invalid. As you are encoding, validate often to catch errors before they escalate

To validate and XML/TEI file already open in the Oxygen editor:

  • Select the "validate document" icon (red checkmark)
  • Or in the menus, select "Document" => "Validate" => "Validate Document"

If the file is valid, you will see:

  • Green box towards the top-right of the editor
  • Green box on the bottom of the editor that reads: "Document is valid"

If the file is invalid, you will see:

  • Red box towards the top-right of the editor
  • Red box on the bottom of the editor that reads: "Validation-failed. Errors: #"
  • Error messages in a bottom pane
    • Click on each error message to position the cursor near the error (often the error is somewhere before the cursor, often a line or more of code above)
    • If the error message is cut off, right-click on the error message and select "Show message"

Once you fix the errors, re-validate the document.

Wrapping up with the Sample Exercises

  • Contact Angela or Michelle via email if you need any help completing the encoding the days following class.
  • Reference Example Encoding of Genres to compare your markup with that in the example file
  • Save your work by either copying XML files to a USB flash drive or uploading to your Oncourse Drop Box (in folder labeled: Genre Encoding Exercises, 9/16)
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