[Electronic Text Center] [Introduction to TEI]

Guidelines for SGML Text Mark-up at the Electronic Text Center

David Seaman, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia


[ornament]

In addition to <teiHeader> and <body>, some texts may also have two other main sections: <front> and <back>. The former typically encloses prefatory text such as an introduction or table of contents; the latter marks off appendices or indices.

Back Matter

This section contains any material that follows the work proper:

   For Example:

<TEI.2 id="AusEmma">
<teiHeader>
[Source and processing information goes here]
</teiHeader>

<text id="AusEmma">
<front>
[Front Matter Text Goes Here]
</front>

<body>
[Main Body of Text Goes Here]
</body>

<back>
[Back Matter (appendices, index, etc.) Goes Here]
</back>
</text>
</TEI.2>

Structural Division Attributes within <back>:

     Each division should be tagged with a numbered <div1>:




Examples of Tagged Backmatter

The following examples of backmatter markup are drawn from encoded texts at The Electronic Text Center:

Eleanor H. Porter's Miss Billy -- Married (1914):

  1. <back>
    <div1 type="advert">
    <head>STORIES OF RARE CHARM BY, GENE STRATTON-PORTER </head>
    <p>May be had wherever books are sold. Ask for Grosset & Dunlap's list</p>
    <list> <label>MICHAEL O'HALLORAN, Illustrated by Frances Rogers. </label> <item><p>Michael is a quick-witted little Irish newsboy, living in Northern Indiana. He adopts a deserted little girl, a cripple. He also assumes the responsibility of leading the entire rural community upward and onward. </p></item> <label>[TEXT GOES HERE]</label>
    <item>[ETC.... ETC....]</item>
    </list>
    </div1>
    </back>
    </text>
    </TEI.2>

    To see what this encoding looks like when it becomes HTML, CLICK HERE






    Walter Dill Scott's Increasing Human Efficiency in Business (1914)

  2. <back>
    <pb n="333" />
    <div1 type="index">
    <list>
    <head>INDEX</head>
    <item>Ability, potential, 231.</item>
    <item>Accidents, mine, 96.</item>
    <item>Acclimated, 17.</item>
    <item>Acclimatization, 18.</item>
    [ETC... ETC....]
    </list>
    </div1>
    </back>
    </text>
    </TEI.2>

To see what this encoding looks like when it becomes HTML, CLICK HERE



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