[tei-council] TEI for publishing: archival or interchange format? (was Re: What's next on the TEI publishing thread)

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Wed Sep 1 19:01:58 EDT 2010

On 10-09-01 03:48 PM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 1 Sep 2010, at 23:35, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> On 01/09/10 23:13, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>> As for
>>> TEI to Docbook, thats potentially impossible.
>> Oh well, if it's only *potentially* impossible ...
> it depends on the spec of a translation. plainly, you cant keep all the semantic distinctions of TEI in Docbook.
> and there are all the things we can mark up in TEI which simply have no presentation corollary.

If you could do a perfect conversion from any source document with XML 
schema X to a completely different schema Y, then format X would 
arguably be completely redundant.


Martin Holmes
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
(mholmes at uvic.ca)

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