[tei-council] Council meeting in April - Symposium on 11. April

Julianne Nyhan julianne.nyhan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 15:33:22 EST 2011

 >but interchange of content itself is still difficult due to great
>variation in local practice and flexibility in application of the
>Guidelines.  And while the TEI community has long evangelized about
>the power of structured markup, we find that the information
>retrieval, digital preservation, and publishing communities have to
>various extents declined to embrace use rich structured markup in
>favor of simpler solutions.

I like Sebastian's idea of having light and dark and it strikes me that it
also be interesting to hear from the middle ground, as it were.
For example, TextGrid have not stepped away from TEI but are working on a
baseline encoding' format 'a text type-specific encoding which is based on
the TEI P5 standard' (


Has the TEI not yet fulfilled the Poughkeepsie Principles?  Why are
people adopting or developing other solutions besides the TEI?  Do we
suffer image problems, a lack of visibility, high barriers to entry?
Is explicit representation of structure irrelevant today?

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 8:14 PM, Sebastian Rahtz <
sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 18 Jan 2011, at 20:03, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> > I think you're referring to the proposed topic for John Maxwell.  He did
> > semantic markup for years and gave up on it because he felt that it was
> > needlessly complicated for most publishing workflows.  See
> > http://thinkubator.ccsp.sfu.ca/wikis/xmlProduction/Home .
> This, surely, is a good example of  beating a dead horse. Would
> anyone disagree with the points he makes? I wouldn't,
> in the broad.  TEI _is_ needlessly complicated for most publishing
> workflows.
> But Poughkeepsie never said it was designed for that
> ("... a standard format for data interchange...").
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