[tei-council] invalid examples allowed in Guidelines?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 11 10:39:52 EST 2011

On 11 Jan 2011, at 15:30, Lou Burnard wrote:

> . They are not meant to be complete documents in 
> themselves, nor exemplary in any sense other than that of the point 
> being illustrated.

agreed, they not are virtuous exemplars. 
>  Hence, I think this example is in the category of "deliberately 
> invalid schematick" and I would wrap it in a CDATA marked section 
> accordingly.

Yes, this is a good example of a deliberately invalid schema tick,
but I worry a lot that the CDATA route is the slippery downhill one
which leads us back to the slough we have dragged ourselves from.
We really do want a check that <entry> is an allowed child of <div>,
and is not spolt <Entry> and is well-formed. The CDATA method
loses more than it gains.

I think we need some other notation to express your ticks, to let you say
 "entries occur inside divs" and have that shown graphically to the reader.
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