[tei-council] how much can one customize and still have a TEI document?
sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 21 10:18:36 EDT 2006
David J Birnbaum wrote:
>> Radical revision is possible. It would be possible to remodel so that
>> the <teiHeader> is not required, or that it is required but the
>> minimal components described in chapter 5
>> <http://www.tei-c.org/Vault/GL/P3/HD.htm> , are no longer required,
>> or that no <text> element is required. In fact, the mechanism, if
>> used in an extreme way, permits deletion of the entire set of TEI
>> definitions and their replacement by an entirely different DTD! Such
>> revisions would result in documents that are not TEI conformant in
>> even the broadest sense, and it is not intended that encoders use the
>> mechanism in this way.
> Is a more formal definition achievable? Desirable? Necessary?
yes, it is necessary. Because it does not provide advice on who decides
you have crossed the line or not.
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