Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography
- Marjorie Burghart
The purpose of this interactive album, consisting in a collection of transcription exercises, is not to be a substitute for a proper learning of this science, but simply to allow students or amateurs (genealogists, History enthusiasts, etc.) to train themselves in the practical aspect of palaeography, that is reading manuscript texts.
The website interface is written in PHP, that interacts with the eXist-db database via XML-RPC. The search function is provided by XQuery.
The XML TEI retrieved from the database is transformed into XHTML on the fly, through XSLT.
Reviewed in the Journal of the Digital Medievalist