[tei-council] a proposal for a change to ODD (copy of ticket I just put in SF)

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 8 16:19:27 EST 2010

A standalone collection of examples is a nice idea : you could pull in 
the individual ones you want in your ODD doc by using xInclude.

Perry Trolard wrote:
> I was just going to chime in with this, Lou, thanks to your earlier suggestion: <exemplum> it is.
> The other fleeting thought I had, completely without regard for implementation, was that one could provide a sample document from which examples could be pulled during ODD processing. I.e. inputs are (1) ODD & (2) this supplied example doc & the output is documentation populated with examples from the supplied doc. This is only marginally more convenient than using <exemplum> in the ODD, however…
> Perry
> On Mar 8, 2010, at 3:08 PM, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>> On 8 Mar 2010, at 20:45, O'Donnell, Dan wrote:
>>>> I'm only coming to this late due to a family emergency, but I'd love
>>>> this too, if I'm understanding it: we were just discussing this  problem
>>>> with Perry and Apex in relation to AccessTEI. Would it be possible to
>>>> build in a way of handling examples as well? Another problem we've run
>>>> into is that you can end up with inappropriate examples after all the
>>>> deletions.
>>> I'd be keen to sort out examples. Can you define the problem
>>> in more detail?
>>> --
>> My understanding of the problem is that the reference doc for elements you include in your ODD without modification will include the same examples as they do in P5. This is confusing if, say,  you have removed some of the elements contained by those examples.
>> I don't think there's any way round this, other than to provide your own customized examples in your ODD. As I suggested to Perry last week this is probably good practice anyway.

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