[tei-council] on conformance document

David J Birnbaum djbpitt+tei at pitt.edu
Mon Aug 14 07:35:01 EDT 2006

Dear Council,

I agree with James's formulation. In fact, for what it's worth, I agreed 
with James's formulation back in 2000, about which please see my Extreme 
Markup 2000 paper at 
section 5.1.2, "Clean and Unclean Modification."



Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> James Cummings wrote:
>>  There are those which are subsets of
>> tei_all (where element choices or values have been constrained, etc.) 
>> and those
>> which are not.  Although both of these (if they have an ODD) are 
>> conformant
>> documents, for the purposes of interchange and interoperability they are
>> inherently different kinds of things.
> I agree.
> But I think it is essential that we establish definitely
> how many others of the current TEI Council agree with this
> paragraph, or think it is fundamentally going in the wrong
> direction. Do we, or do we not, want to distinguish
> between types of conformance?

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