[tei-council] update from the TEI Tite task force: comments on 4 tickets by Feb. 20

Kevin Hawkins kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Wed Feb 2 21:19:44 EST 2011

Hello everyone,

Here's an update on the work of the task force that Laurent charged with 
aligning the TEI Tite schema maintained by Council (and hosted on 
tei-c.org) with that in use by Apex CoVantage in the AccessTEI program. 
  Recall that the task force members are:

* Perry Trolard (author of Tite and representative of the Mellon-funded 
project that created Tite)
* Greg Spurlock (of Apex CoVantage)
* Kevin Hawkins (of the TEI Council)

I've copied Perry and Greg on this message for their information, but 
please remember that they won't receive messages sent only to 
tei-council and likewise can't post to the list themselves.

First some notes on aligning the two versions and then on additional 
changes to consider making (to both versions).

= Aligning the two versions =

The following tickets list all of the known differences between Apex's 
version of Tite and the canonical version on www.tei-c.org.  So the 
following changes are proposed for the canonical version:

1. removing a bunch of unnecesary elements and attributes:


2. adding <add> and <del>:


3. adding @facs to <pb/>:


4. adding <handShift/>:


Regarding (1), note that, as requested by some of you when we last 
discussed the work of the Tite group, I put out a call on TEI-L for 
feedback on this:


For (2) and (3), apparently Lou provided some notes in February that 
provide the basis for changes to the prose to accompany these schema 
changes.  If someone can find these, we will save ourselves time in 
redoing this work.

Since Laurent's general mode of operation in Council is that we should 
ask for objections to proposals and otherwise implement them., please 
make the comments in these tickets before Feb. 20; otherwise, some 
combination of Lou, Perry Trolard, and I will implement these, which 
will bring the two versions of Tite into near perfect alignment.

= Additional changes to make =

The other bug reports and feature requests in the Tite category 
SourceForge are about things that I detected in both canonical Tite on 
tei-c.org and in the Apex Tite documentation.  I'd like to continue 
postponing action on these until we've acted on the things above.


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