[tei-council] policy tested (was "Re: [TEI-L] <measureGrp> and <text>")
Syd_Bauman at Brown.edu
Thu Nov 29 06:37:12 EST 2007
Patrik Nyman just posted about what I would call a corrigible error
in P5. The content model of <measureGrp> refers to the <text>
element, where it is quite clear that what Lou intended was the
'text' RELAX NG pattern, and I think if it is there at all should
be the "macro.xtext" pattern.
The problem here is that our announced policy was not to make any
changes to P5
* that affect the schemas for the 2008-01 release, or
* that break backward compatibility ever.
Personally, I think both of these are too restrictive, and that we
should have an explicit and publicly stated policy of fixing
corrigible errors ASAP regardless of whether or not they break
backward compatibility. But that is not the situation now.
 Lest anyone think that my belief that
if character content is allowed inside <measureGrp>, then <g>
should be allowed inside <measureGrp>
implies that I think character content should be allowed inside
<measureGrp>, I will say again what I said repeatedly over the
summer: <measureGrp> should *not* allow character content. If we
had wanted the "box to hold compound measurements" to contain
text, then it should not have been named <measureGrp>, but rather
<measureSet> or <measurements> or some such.
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