[tei-council] use of Schematron in TEI: yes or no?

Christian Wittern wittern at kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Thu Sep 21 20:35:15 EDT 2006

Syd Bauman <Syd_Bauman at Brown.edu> writes:

> As for Schematron, Mr. Chair, I am going to suggest a specific path,
> as follows. If Council has not explicitly stated one way or the other
> and no one has explicitly posted a "hold" to this list by the end of
> October, as of November 01 the answer is "yes, the TEI Guidelines
> will use Schematron to express some contraint rules; the editors
> should fee free to insert them as they see fit.".

I would like to see a bit more discussion before we go to a default
rule like this. Could you please give us an example of a use case
where we can see how you want to implement this?  That is, where is
the rule, how do I get my document instance checked with this rule?
If we adopt Schematron constraints in the Guidelines, we will also
need some prose to explain this kind of stuff (added to

All the best,



 Christian Wittern 
 Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
 47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN

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