[tei-council] TEI Numbered Divs Survey: The Results.

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Sat Feb 10 17:21:50 EST 2007

Thanks Syd.

On Sat, 2007-02-10 at 17:10 -0500, Syd Bauman wrote:
> > My only fear is the DLF people. Do we know if they start with div1
> > or div0? Syd has done work with them. Do you know Syd? I can't
> > believe I'm urging caution on getting rid of any of the divNs ;)
> I don't have any special knowledge in my tiny brain, but I do know
> where to look.
> * the survey itself -- I believe quite a few librarians responded
> * the current "TEI in Libraries" document, which explicitly says "we
>   prefer that <div0> not be used since the TEI Guidelines does not
>   make it available in <front> or <back> matter"[1]
> * the proposed "TEI Tite" document, which lists <div0> as one of the
>   elements that has been excluded[2]
> So I think we're pretty safe in ditching <div0> (as much as it breaks
> my heart!)-:
> Notes
> -----
> [1] http://www.diglib.org/standards/tei.htm
>     I think I've already pointed out that disagreement in
>     number to them, but perhaps should mention it again :-)
> [2] I just realized that this draft document has not been sent to
>     Council or the DLF yet, which I thought was supposed to happen
>     weeks ago. I will send an inquiry to John Unsworth right now.
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