SGML (ISO 8879) and ISO 646 (7-bit character set standard). Encodings for different views of text; alternative encodings for the same text features;mechanisms for user-defined extensions to the scheme. The Guidelines make itpossible to encode many different views of the text, simulataneously if necessary.TEI Guidelines are not prescriptive: few features are mandatory, but theGuidelines define a core set of tags. Extensible. The focus is on the capture of text that already exists in another medium rather than text creation.
is a set of descriptions prefixed to a TEI encoded document thatspecifies four components:• file description (a full bibliographic description),• encoding description (level of detail of the analysis-the aim or purpose for whichan electronic file was encoded; editorial principles and practices used during theencoding of the text),• text profile (classificatory and contextual information such as the text’s subjectmatter; the languages and sublanguages used, the situation in which it wasproduced, the participants and their setting),• revision history (history of changes during the electronic files’ development).contains bibliographic information supporting resource discovery, and datamanagement portions supporting use of the resource.http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/subjects/metadata/standards/tei.html