[tei-council] MD chapter revised: namespace rules
lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Apr 9 16:20:30 EDT 2007
I have now checked in a completely rewritten version of chapter MD. Its
content (I now realize) overlaps somewhat with the ODD Customization
Manual that Sebastian wrote many moons ago, which foolishly I did not
think of using as source material, until too late; instead I tried to
stick to the original goal of describing just as much as is necessary to
motivate the following discussion of what conformance means.
Inter alia, and as a straw man, I'd like to propose for discussion the
following draconian rules about the use of namespaces in modification:
1. New elements may not be placed in the TEI namespace
2. If new attributes are added to a TEI element, the resulting element
must be moved out of the TEI namespace.
3. Only modified elements which have undergone a clean modification 
may remain in the TEI namespace.
4. If a TEI element is renamed, it may not remain in the TEI namespace,
except that TEI namespaces are defined for systematic renaming of TEI
elements into different languages.
A "clean" modification is defined in chapter MD as one which results
in a schema that matches a proper subset of the documents matched by an
Comments? Alternative proposals?
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