Document Type Definition

Version 1.0 (20 May 2003)


All XML-encoded documents should refer to a Document Type Definition (DTD), to ensure consistency in their document structure. We have decided to base our encoding on an XML-modified version of TEI P3 (Text Encoding Initiative &endash; 1999 version), which is originally a DTD for SGML-encoded documents. In order to create a single Document Type Definition out of TEI's library of DTD-fragments we have used the PizzaChef program, which is available through TEI's webpages.

We have, however, made a few changes to the original DTD to make it better suited to some special needs in our project. One of the more significant changes is the introduction of the <dipl>-element, as well as modifications to the <w>, <tagUsage>, <keywords>, <supplied>, <orig> (now called <facs>) and <reg> (now called <norm>) elements. All changes and modifications to the original DTD have been documented in the two files norron.extensions.ent and norron.extensions.dtd.

After first having defined the two extension files mentioned above, a DTD is created by using the PizzaChef program. By doing it this way, our extension files constitutes a part of the base from which the final DTD is generated.

All updates and changes to the DTD have to be written into the extension files and a new DTD will then have to be created by using the PizzaChef. The procedure for how the DTD is revised and updated is outlined in this instruction.


Current version of the DTD

norron.dtd 20 May 2003

The current version will always be called norron.dtd and located here. Older versions will be numbered sequentially and archived below.


Archive of older versions of the DTD

Version 1: norron1.dtd 25 September 2000
Version 2: norron2.dtd 24 April 2001
Version 3: norron3.dtd 1 June 2001
Version 4: norron4.dtd 8 June 2001
Version 5: norron5.dtd 15 March 2002
Version 6: norron6.dtd 26 March 2002
Version 7: norron7.dtd 3 May 2002
Version 8: norron8.dtd 23 May 2002
Version 9: norron9.dtd 15 May 2003



Preliminary version created 6 February 2002. Version 1.0 published 20 May 2003.