[tei-council] Mime types and "Mandatory when applicable"?

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Sat Aug 27 07:11:23 EDT 2011

I quote from the source for 
http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p4-doc/html/AB.html (section 1.1.2) :

<p>In the reference section in Part VII, elements and their
attributes are all classed as one of:

<list type="gloss"><label>required</label>
<item>unconditionally required in a TEI-conformant 
document</item><label>mandatory when applicable</label>
<item>required under the appropriate conditions; may be
omitted if not applicable</item><label>recommended</label>
<item>recommended unless there are good reasons, in the given
circumstances, against it</item><label>recommended when applicable</label>
<item>recommended under some circumstances (which should be
clear from context)</item><label>optional</label>
<item>strictly optional </item></list>

<!-- <note resp='CH'> I, for one, had such a hard time            -->
<!-- understanding what was meant by 'required', 'mandatory   -->
<!-- when applicable', ... etc., that I would strongly        -->
<!-- recommend the inclusion of a short paragraph explaining  -->
<!-- the terms by means of concrete examples.  </note> </p>   --></p>

CH is  Claus Huitfeldt. We seem to have followed his recommendation by 
rewriting the whole section...

On 26/08/11 21:31, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 26 Aug 2011, at 16:21, Martin Holmes wrote:
>>   it's defined as "mandatory
>> when applicable". I realize that although I've seen this many times, I
>> have no idea what it means.
> I don't think mwa means _anything_ . I am sure Lou can tell us
> what it tried to mean 20 years ago, but I see no meaningful use of it now.
> There are about 35 uses of it. Lets purge them...
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