[tei-council] on conformance document

Syd Bauman Syd_Bauman at Brown.edu
Tue Aug 22 09:29:10 EDT 2006

> no, sorry. I think you're conflatin the formats ...

I wasn't suggesting a direct 1:1 correspondence, rather, a useful
categorization with a P4 analog.

> hmm. the history has not been written yet, so that's a bold claim.
> My counter claim is that the TEI has achieved very limited market
> penetration, because it is so forgiving and malleable. I cite in my
> defence the fact that the TEI Consortium can scrape together a mere
> 140 examples of its use after 15 years of work....

I was referring to the history of P3 & P4, which has (mostly) been
written. I think it is safe to say that some of those 140 examples
would not have used TEI if they had been pigeon-holed into using
vanilla P3. (Yes, it is also *may* be the case that some other
projects would have used TEI if were not so malleable, but I'm not
aware of any. Note that I didn't say "forgiving", for depending on
your interpretation, I do know projects that have eschewed TEI.)

BTW, I think the fact that we only have 140 projects listed
demonstrates our miserable capability to ascertain who is using TEI,
not that there are really only 140 users in the world.

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