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

Christian Wittern wittern at kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tue Oct 10 03:45:36 EDT 2006

(trying to catch up with a welcome flood of messages to tei-council)

Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> Syd Bauman wrote:
>> Did you mean Board? While I have no objection to soliciting the
>> Board's opinion (or the membership's, for that matter), this seems to
>> me to be completely within the scope of the Council, and outside the
>> scope of the Board. I.e., it's the Council's decision, although
>> seeking outside advise is probably a good idea.
> I did mean Board. It seems worthwhile that
> statements of principle be agreed by the Board too.

Yep.  I think this is something the Board should have a say in too.

>>> I think the bit that bothers me a little is the notion of
>>> deprecation. Where, and how, would that be recorded?
>> I don't think such details need keep us from agreeing on the
>> principle of the matter.
> indeed. so long we accept the notion of deprecating things,
> which is a new departure for the TEI

It is new, but it now seems to be necessary to do some weed-control --
something you do not need to worry about if you just started

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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