[tei-council] agenda items

Kevin Hawkins kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Tue Oct 4 12:27:01 EDT 2011

On 10/4/2011 4:57 AM, Laurent Romary wrote:
 > Excellent. Maybe Kevin would want a line on Tite.
 > @Kevin?

This year the Council chair formed a task force on TEI Lite to align the 
canonical Tite in SourceForge with that used by Apex CoVantage as part 
of AccessTEI.  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)

Members of this task force and other Council members have made the 
following revisions to Tite during this year:

* ODD now uses the "include" syntax rather than the "except" syntax.

* We've removed a bunch of unnecessary elements and attributes (those 
not specified in the prose specification)

* We added <handShift/> and its attributes since Apex added these to 
their version based on user demand.  (But still need to add some prose 
description on how to use this element.)

* Revised Tite's introduction, version number, and date, as well as the 
appendix comparing it to the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries

Work left to be done to align canonical:

* Describe use of <handShift/> (as above).

* Add <add> and <del>.  (As with <handShift/>, prospective users of Tite 
want these.)  Might also add <addSpan> and <delSpan>.

* Add @facs to <pb>.

Following this, Kevin would like to make additional revisions to better 
align Tite with TEI practice.  He has lots of tickets in SourceForge for 
consideration by Council once we finish the things above.

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