1. Articles with bibliographies.


Articles with bibliographies.

Charles Muller

A key characteristic of the article and the bibliography is their usage of the TEI dtd. Maybe "generating articles and bibliographies with XSLT based on the TEI Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange". (

As promised, I have made two small sample TEI-XML/XSL "kits" available on my site for the purpose of allowing XML beginners a chance to see how they might go about writing their papers and creating bibliographies with XML/XSL. I received very important advice on this list that enabled me to finish this off, and I appreciate it. [Note: I have not had a chance to implement the most recent suggestions offered by Jeni]. I have included the announcement message that I used for the humanities lists I subscribe to.

The setup is located at my web site Any further suggestions and comments are appreciated -- Chuck

For researchers who are interested in having a writing environment that which allows for the greatest degree of open-endedness in terms of final publication options--especially when those options include web publication, it is clear that the combination of XML with XSL style sheets is one of the most powerful and interesting alternatives.

The problem for most academics, however, who are interested in trying XML for their own writing and publication is finding out exactly where and how to start. For many, the technical challenge seems overwhelming.

As a way of trying to help overcome this technical impediment, I have recently prepared two sample application "kits" which the average computer user should be able to download, set up, and begin to use with relative ease. These are:

(1) A sample bibliography, and
(2) A sample article (my own, a draft in progress)

In both cases, all you have to do is go to the site, read the basic instructions, download the ZIP package, unzip it, and go to work. Both packages contain:

(1) An XML source file.
(2) The related Document Typed Definition files, already linked and ready to go.
(3) The related XSL style sheets, also already linked and ready to go. You may also play with these and try to adjust them.
(4) A set of instructions. The instructions for the article are more detailed than those for the bibliography.