[tei-council] conformance draft
James.Cummings at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Apr 3 05:00:14 EDT 2007
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Syd Bauman wrote:
>> Right. If you wanna use a DTD, the only one you get to use is either
>> a) the one generated from your ODD via roma, or
>> b) one you create from the Relax NG schema you stitched together, if
>> we go that route.
> pretty radical. no DTD modules to be created at all any more?
> I had the impression on TEI-L that the "DTD bad, schema good"
> war is not proceeding very well.
> I'd wager that at least 1/3 of the Council members
> use DTDs for their day to day work with the TEI...
> (including you, Syd?)
I don't see that this matters? Surely these days those DTDs are generated
from ODD via Roma? I haven't used a DTD for absolutely ages which wasn't
generated from Roma. Since Syd above in point a) says that DTDs generated
from roma are OK, then I don't see this as part of the "DTD bad, Schema
good" debate. People are still free to use DTDs, they just have to be
generated from Roma.
>> Furthermore, if you wanna use a DTD we should make it very clear and
>> abundantly explicit that you are not getting a lot of the validation
>> that you would get if you were using Relax NG.
> that's a separate matter (though I agree)
Agreed (though not in Conformance, but Modification section).
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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