[tei-council] invalid examples allowed in Guidelines?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 10 06:43:47 EST 2011

On 10 Jan 2011, at 11:28, Laurent Romary wrote:
> This leads me to identify two aspects:
> - indicating that one should or should not try to validate an example.  
> Mimicking the its:translate attribute (cf. http://www.w3.org/TR/its/),  
> we could think of something like validate="yes" (resp. "no") when we  
> want to indicate that an example is to be validated by whatever  
> processor

unfortunately, I cannot see any way using NVDL to implement such
an idea. 

P5 implements its example parsing by using an NVLD script which 
says that islands in the namespace http://www.tei-c.org/ns/Examples
should be validated against p5odds-examples.rng - the mapping
from namespace to schema is managed externally.

We could implement support for a namespace
http://www.tei-c.org/ns/ExamplesUnparsed, I suppose.
But is it worth the trouble? does anyone want to do it?

Personally, I think we should fix as many of these as we
can to make sure they _are_ valid. There are not many
occasions when the invalidity is justified. eg I showed one
to Lou yesterday which had
and is thus invalid 'cos at least one item is needed. In that
case it seems obvious to me that we should add one
item and  a comment saying "and more…" or whatever.
Otherwise a reader may genuinely think this is legal.
Sebastian Rahtz      
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