The 'application/tei+xml' Media Type
RFC 6129

Document Type RFC - Informational (February 2011; Errata)
Was draft-lundberg-app-tei-xml (individual in app area)
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         L. Romary
Request for Comments: 6129                      TEI Consortium and INRIA
Category: Informational                                      S. Lundberg
ISSN: 2070-1721                            The Royal Library, Copenhagen
                                                           February 2011

                  The 'application/tei+xml' Media Type

Abstract

   This document defines the 'application/tei+xml' media type for markup
   languages defined in accordance with the Text Encoding and
   Interchange guidelines.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6129.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Recognizing TEI Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   3.  Fragment Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     4.1.  Harmful Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     4.2.  Intellectual Property Rights  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     4.3.  Authenticity and confidentiality  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     5.1.  Registration of MIME Type 'application/tei+xml' . . . . . . 5
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

1.  Introduction

   Text Encoding and Interchange (TEI) is an international and
   interdisciplinary standard that is widely used by libraries, museums,
   publishers, and individual scholars to represent all kinds of textual
   material for online research and teaching [TEI].

   This document defines the 'application/tei+xml' media type in
   accordance with [RFC3023] in order to enable generic processing of
   such documents on the Internet using eXtensible Markup Language (XML)
   [W3C.REC-xml-20081126] technologies.

2.  Recognizing TEI Files

   TEI files are XML documents or fragments having the root element (as
   defined in [W3C.REC-xml-20081126]) in a TEI namespace.  TEI namespace
   names are defined as a Universal Resource Identifier (URI) [RFC3986]
   in accordance with [W3C.REC-xml-names-20091208] and begins with
   http://www.tei-c.org/ns/ followed by the version number of the
   namespace.  The current namespace is http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0

   The most common root element names for TEI documents are

      <TEI>

      <teiCorpus>

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   The teiCorpus documents provide the ability to bundle multiple
   documents into a single file.

   Examples:

      A document having <TEI> root element

               <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
               <TEI xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0">
                  <teiHeader>
                  ...
                  </teiHeader>
                  <text>
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