Elaine Treharne from Stanford is tweeting The Dream of the Rood, because that is the kind of thing she does. I thought I’d better find out something about the poem, so I headed over to the Fount of All Knowledge to read up.
<!DOCTYPE html-ms> <HTML lang="ang">
This seems like an obvious web-nerd concept, but the three biggest search engines agree that they can’t find it out there, so I’m writing it down here. In retrospect, it’s not surprising that there’s an ISO-639 language code for Anglo-Saxon. (Middle English is “enm”.) No one has established an SGML document type definition for parchment manuscripts, perhaps due to the shortage of monks, so I had to invent that one.