[tei-council] Minimal TEI schema
lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Apr 7 10:01:51 EDT 2007
We have abolished the distinction between base and additional tag sets.
But we have retained the idea that a conformant document must have a
header. This suggests that the minimal combination of modules needed for
TEI conformance must include the header. Furthermore, if a conformant
document must have a root of TEI or teiCorpus, we must include the
textstructure module. Since every element (I think without exception) in
those two modules makes use of at least one class defined by the TEI
module, you won't get far without that. And it's hard to see how you can
get by without at least one element from the Core module, though I am
not quite so sure of that as I am of the others.
SO, today's question : should we state that a minimal requirement for
TEI conformance is that the schema in question uses those four modules
(header, textstructure, tei, core)? I don't see that assertion spelled
out in the current draft, though there is reference to "the TEI basic
four modules" which is presumably the same thing.
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