A fundamental thing to remember about computers

What you don't need to know about computers when working with mark-up languages

A mini-history of structural markup language

SGML is a "declarative mark-up language"

SGML is a markup metalanguage

SGML and the Web

The Web and XML

The Text Encoding Initiative

General observations

The TEI XML version

The basics of the TEI markup language

The text element

The body element

Grouping elements

Elements at the paragraph level

About attributes

Phrase elements

Milestone elements

Referring and linking

Bibliographical elements

The teiHeader

Entities and entity references

Two encodings of Ophelia's mad scene

Formatting XML documents: a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream

From Shakespeare to the Supreme Court