[tei-council] Project Gutenberg

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 19 08:27:43 EDT 2011

Don't forget that you can also now specify a @source attribute on your 
ODD if you want to tie your customization to a particular release of the 

On 18/04/11 19:58, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> Okay.  Regardless of whether you use inclusion or exclusion, I was just
> thinking about an element ("A") that happens to be included in the
> customization but whose content model changes in the TEI source.  Say
> the content model of A was changed to include "B", which was also
> included in your customization.  Assuming you had never modified the
> content model of A, would this change be reflected if you regenerate the
> schema for your customization (again, regardless of whether you use
> inclusion or exclusion)?
> --K.
> On 4/18/2011 11:44 AM, James Cummings wrote:
>> Hi Kevin,
>> The answer is, predictably, "it depends".  In this case, it would
>> depend if they defined their ODD by inclusion or exclusion.  The
>> older style (exclusion) meant that you said 'give me module A,
>> and from it delete element X, Y, and attribute class Z'. Newer
>> ODDs are able also to do the reverse (inclusion) which means they
>> can say 'from module A give me element B, C, and attribute class
>> D'.
>> In the former case, when TEI adds new elements(etc.) and the
>> project regenerates their schema, they will then get these new
>> elements because they've not chosen to delete them.  In the
>> latter case they will not get these elements because they've not
>> chosen to include them.
>> If you always want to get the latest and greatest additions to
>> the TEI, then choosing an ODD by exclusion makes sense. If you
>> want to have a very static ODD where only things change when the
>> elements you use are changed, then choosing and ODD by inclusion
>> makes sense.
>> Another example of the TEI giving you multiple ways to do things
>> and this being useful and powerful. ;-)
>> -james
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