TAN-T elements and attributes summarized

The element div marks a textual unit. Contains other <div>s or text, but not both (no mixed content).

TAN's <div> differs from the TEI's, in that the latter is intended for the first level or levels of subdivision in the front, body, or back of a text, but not for paragraphs or anonymous blocks. The TAN <div> better resembles the one defined by HTML, and can be applied to any kind of division whatsoever., even down to the letter or character level.

Formal Definition
~ed-stamp?, 
   (~inclusion | 
      (@type, @n, @xml:lang?, (<div>+ | text)))

Used by: ~item, ~text-div

[Caution]Caution

All text must be normalized (Unicode NFC).

[Caution]Caution

Leaf div references must be unique.

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Every leaf div must have at least some non-space text.

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No div may begin with a modifying character.

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No div may have a spacing character followed by a modifying character.

[Caution]Caution

No div may have Unicode characters that are disallowed, e.g., U+A0, NO BREAK SPACE.

[Caution]Caution

No mixed content is allowed in a <div>; it must parent either only <div>s or none at all.


The element TAN-T specifies that the TAN file contains a transcription. Root element.

Formal Definition
~TAN-root
[Important]Important

Every validated TAN file will include the following message at its root. This version of TAN is unstable and unpublished. Use it at your own risk.