[tei-council] Guidelines formatting
cwittern at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 01:18:06 EDT 2007
Lou Burnard wrote:
> Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> yes, the big day has arrived, at
>> you can see the parentage of elements, classes and macros. Now,
>> I think its silly and unwieldy, but does it make those people who
>> have been asking for it for years happy?
> This looks more than silly to me. Does anyone seriously want the
> Guidelines to look like this?
Well, hum, yes!! At least the reference section of the online version.
> It's misleading too -- it implies that everyone will always be using
> teiall, and it doesn't indicate the macros and model classes which are
> what really determines parent/child relationships in the TEI model, so
> you can't use it to work out how you might customize the TEI properly.
This will of course be generated from your personal ODD, including only
those elements you actually included, I am sure.
> I haven't heard people asking for this for years. In fact, the last
> time I remember any discussion of it was many years ago, and the
> conclusion then was that it only made sense to produce this kind of
> listing for specific TEI schemas (the example then was tei lite, but
> now I guess we'd propose tei tite for this dubious privilege) and
> certainly not for the whole of the guidelines.
I just recently heard two or three people lamenting about the lack of
this list within earshot. Maybe I am socializing with the wrong
people. But seriously, if there is doubt about it's usefulness, I think
this would be a good topic to solicit input from TEI-L via surveymonkey
(Although we might want to hold this off until we have a complete
proposal for layout features).
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