[tei-council] 3 subst tickets

Gabriel Bodard gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Thu Aug 18 07:03:14 EDT 2011

On 2011-08-17 21:10, Martin Holmes wrote:

> I'm always inclined to argue against breaking backward-compatibility,
> but I can live with it if we can demonstrate that [corr orig reg sic
> unclear app damage restore supplied surplus] have never, or very rarely,
> been used inside<subst>  in the wild. Has any call gone out to the main
> list asking about this? I found this post:

Not yet. This is one of the things I propose (if the Council agrees) we 
should do. The discussion Martin cites below very much confused me, and 
nobody else in either Council nor the subst subgroup we convened was 
able to cast light on what anyone would mean by including sic, corr, reg 
or orig as direct children of tei:subst.

I think we can pretty vigorously defend the case that they shouldn't be 
used. I just want us to survey to see how many people *do* regularly so 
use them, and would not be in a position to rectify this if we made the 
change to the schema. Do I have general agreement to send a surveying 
question to TEI-L?



> <http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0907&L=TEI-L&P=R4196>
> from Torsten which suggests using<sic>  and<corr>  inside<subst>, and
> this follow-up:
> <http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0907&L=TEI-L&P=R4254>
> which supports<orig>  and<reg>. This one from Matthew Driscoll also
> seems to support<sic>  and<corr>:
> <http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1104&L=TEI-L&D=0&P=6829>
> although it's arguable he might place them in<choice>  rather than<subst>.
> Incidentally, how much of this discussion should take place in the form
> of comments on the SF tickets, and how much should be on the Council
> mailing list? I've always been confused about this.
> Cheers,
> Martin

Dr Gabriel BODARD
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