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Class 3 Notes

Page history last edited by Alan Liu 4 years, 2 months ago

Preliminary Class Business

 

 


 

Text Encoding

 

  • Practical question: How can texts be encoded to make them usable in the age of computers?

 

  • Larger question: What is text in the age of data?

 

  • Foundational (historical) question: What is text?

 

 

 

  

2. The Material Text

 

  • Practical question: How can texts be encoded to make them usable in the age of computers?

 

  • Larger question: What is text in the age of data?

 

  • Foundational (historical) question: What is text?

 

Table 1 from Yin Liu article(Link to Yin Liu article)

 

 

 

  

3. The Modernization of Text

 

scriptio continua  (cf. modern example)

 

 

 

 

  • Presentational, procedural, and descriptive (structural, semantic) markup  (Wikipedia article on "Markup Language")

 

 

Descriptive Encoding / Markup

 

  • The idea of a "document" 
Documents and Document Object Model

 

  • Texts and Documents in Modern "Content Management Systems" (CMS)

 

 

 

M. T. Clanchy, From Memory to Written Record, England 1066-1307, 2d ed. (1993): "The Earl Warenne's Rusty Sword"
Geoffrey H. Hartman, "Wordsworth, Inscriptions, and Romantic Nature Poetry," in his Beyond Formalism: Literary Essays 1958-70 (1970)

 

 

  

4. Problems of Text Encoding?

          ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Problem of OHCO - "Ordered Hierarchy of Content Objects"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Problem of "Content" vs. "Format"

 

Overview of Text Encoding / Markup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Problem of "Text" vs. "Code"

 

 

 

 

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