[tei-council] Support for P4: Draft announcement.

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 28 06:21:37 EDT 2011

Dear TEI Council,

Below is my draft message to TEI-L re: phasing out support for 
TEI P4. Any corrections appreciated by 3pm UK time.

Dear TEI-L

When the TEI Consortium released TEI P5 in November 2007 it 
promised 5 years of ongoing support for TEI P4. Support for TEI 
P4 will continue until November 2012.  As this is just over a 
year away the TEI Technical Council thought it should gradually 
phase out support for TEI P4 over this period. As a first step in 
this direction it has been suggested that we de-emphasize TEI P4 
on the website (e.g. by stopping search engines indexing it). 
Before proceeding with this we want to gauge how many 
ongoing/active projects there might be out there still using TEI 
P4 and so have set up the following survey:


This collects some information we will use to assess how much TEI 
P4 is still being used and what steps we should take in phasing 
out its support. It also collects some additional information 
potentially of use to the TEI Technical Council. TEI P4 has, 
since the publication of TEI P5, been considered deprecated and 
since then we have encouraged use of TEI P5 by new projects. Even 
if you have never used TEI P4, only TEI P5, we would appreciate 
you filling in the survey so we can capture that (negative 
results are indeed results in this case).

Many thanks,


Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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