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Name TEI P5 - Single Text File
Version P5
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/tei+xml
PUID:  fmt/1476
Classification Text (Mark-up)
Description The Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines (TEI) provide a methodology for encoding textual content for a wide variety of academic and publishing purposes and repurposes. TEI P5 is serialised as XML. Conceptually, TEI is a sibling of HTML which focuses on textual semantics rather than display. The ‘ODD’ file extension is used when TEI is being used as a literate programming language for XML schemas, modern TEI guidelines are written in this form of the language, HTML, RNG, RNC and DTD files are then generated from the TEI. Note that TEI permits customisations and some may mean that the file no longer matches the signatures. This is especially the case where TEI is fragmented, embedded within other XML or when other XML namespaces are used. Customisation is primarily done via TEI-supplied tools, formerly PizzaChef and now Roma P5 differs from the preceding P4 version, amongst other things, using the then-new xml:lang and xml:id tags.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than TEI P5 XML - Corpus File (P5)
Has priority over Extensible Markup Language (1.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Victoria University of Wellington / Victoria University of Wellington
Source date 19 Oct 2021
Source description  
Last updated 19 Oct 2021
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