HTML Tagging Exercise:
We are going to convert a plain .txt edition of William Welles Brown, Clotelle: Or the Colored Heroine to HTML. This is an important text for both African-Americanists and Feminists. It is also a text that presents a number of potentialites for further development as a hypertext.
The book is long, but I've made a beginning to lighten your load. I'll post a sign up sheet on my door; initial the 5 chapters you want to take. To retrieve your chapters, point your browser at:
William Welles Brown, Clotelle.
The browser will open on the contents of that folder; click on the chapters you've chosen and they will appear in the browser; save each of the chapters to a floppy. When you get ready to code, bring the file up in a text editor, code, and save as a .txt file with a .html extension.
- convert each chapter from plain text to html by inserting the proper html codes;
- code the title of the chapter in H3 and center;
- to create margins, set the whole chapter inside a table (to make this easier the first time around, click on 'view source' to see the table tags I have included here:
<--! text of the chapter goes here -->
- footnotes, if any, should go at the end of a chapter;
- italicized passages should be handled with the italic tags.
- remember to save the final product as file type plain text, file extension .html