[tei-council] FAND faces setback

Sebastian Rahtz Sebastian.Rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 23 16:42:40 EST 2006

Syd Bauman wrote:
> I know. The special-casing might have to be hacking up the RelaxNG
> before it's handed to trang for XSD conversion.

I used to do this in the pre odd2odd days. I agree, its possible

>>   2. loosen the current content model to allow interleaved <div>,
>>      <div1> and <div0>. it would be nonsense, but so? does it really
>>      justify immense mental effort and time spent protecting people 
>>      from being dumb?
> Perhaps not *this* particular expenditure, but yes, in the overall
> picture our mental effort to protect people from being dumb is effort
> well spent.

agreed. but there's "dumb" and "dumber" and "dumbest". people who
  interleave <div> and <div0> are in the latter category ....

> 4. Fix odd2odd so that DTD generation is non-deterministic 

if you can work out how to do that,
you can also write the "simplifyForXSD" script. I am sure
a decent computer scientist could knock it off in a few weeks.
Get The Great Durand to set his best and brightest on the job....

Sebastian Rahtz
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