[tei-council] DRAFT: Backward Compatibility and the Maintenance of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Oct 8 15:42:34 EDT 2006

Lou's Laptop wrote:
> As requested at the last Council call, I have now put David's draft 
> into canonical form on the TEI web site at 
> http://www.tei-c.org/Council/tcw09.xml
> Presumably we should table this document for endorsement  by the Board 
> unless Council thinks it needs more work?
I agree that a statement of principle like this should be agreed by the 
Council too.

I think the bit that bothers me a little is the notion of deprecation. 
Where, and how,
would that be recorded?  I am also a little chary, technically, of the 
idea of creating
a new "thang" alongside the old deprecated one. If we change <p> in some way
that is not backward compatible, we'd have to create <p-bis>, and deprecate
use of <p>; which is surely not viable......

I think it needs ",  wherever possible" inserted after "should" in the last
line of para C in the 3rd section

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