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Re: Q: SGML Tagger -- TEI P2 Ch SG fasicle

Mark Harcourt
>|MH> If these concepts are unfamiliar to you,
>|MH>     I would recommend you obtain the TEI
>|MH> P2, Chapter SG fascicle which is entitled
>|MH>     "A Gentle Introduction to SGML".  I
>|MH> would also be happy to answer any questions
>|MH>     which arise from your reading of
>|MH> that document or refer you to someone who
>|MH>     would be able to answer your question
>|MH> should my own grasp of the subject be insufficient to the task.
>I am quite new to SGML and TEI.

I'm new to TEI, but have been familar with SGML for about 5 years.

>Three questions:
>1.  What is a fascicle  (?1st guess, an SGML hiearchial-tree snippet?)

A fascicle, when speaking of a book, is a one of the divisions of a book
published in parts.  In essence, it is an extracted portion of a larger work
which has been removed and prepared for publication seperately from the
rest of the larger work.  It is not an SGML term.  The TEI refers to the
various pieces which they have made available of a larger work entitled
<emphasis emph=undeline>Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and
Interchange</emphasis> as fascicles.  This larger work is also known as
TEI P2 when referring to the second version.  The TEI P2 fascicles are
typically chapters of TEI P2.  Chapter SG happens to be Chapter 2, entitled
"A Gentle Introduction to SGML".

>2.  Where does one obtain the TEI P2, Chapter SG fascicle.

Like all the other documents available from the TEI, you can obtain them in
several ways.  Since you subscribe to the TEI-L Listserv, I would recommend
you use the TEI-L file server to obtain the following:


which is entitled "Obtaining the Second Version of the TEI Guidelines (TEI P2)"
and which describes how to retrieve electronic copies of TEI P2 and the various
formats they are available in.  This file is part of the introductory package
sent to you when you send a note to the TEI-L Listserv at
[hidden email] with the single command in the body

Get TEIIntro Package

(The subject field is ignored by the Listserv and can be empty or anything you

Include in the same note the command

Get P2SG @@

where you substitute ONE of the following formats for "@@":


These codes identify a plain ASCII, PostScript, SGML using extended version
of the TEI P2 DTD, and SGML formal definitions of TEI elements, Parameter
entities and element classes format.  In your case, I'd stick with the PS
format if you have a PostScript printer avaliable or the DOC format if
you do not have a PostScript printer.

>3.  Any other beginning, tutorial reading suggestions?

If you have anonymous FTP access, you could connect to, which is
home of the archives for the Unsenet group comp.text.sgml (amongst other
things) and change directory to the /pub/SGML subdirectory to obtain the
following files:


I have included a copy of an "ls" I did on that subdirectory following my
signature.  From it, you will see that one of the subdirectories of /pub/SGML
is a mirror of the TEI site.  You can get the same files from this directory
as you can from the TEI Listserv.

Best regards,

Mark Harcourt
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OR if that bounces, try
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