[tei-council] Budget and Cost Saving for next year

Piotr Bański bansp at o2.pl
Wed Nov 2 11:56:59 EDT 2011

On 02/11/11 16:46, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> The functionality behind them *is* needed, and would have to be recast
>> as individual attributes (@from, @to, ... many, I'm afraid, and in need
>> of discussion and standardization).
> so if they  are needed, but don't work anywhere, how do people manage
> today? I am tempted to say that if you have survived 10 years without
> an implementation, spending money on it now may be a luxury?

Yeah, this argument has crossed my mind, but I think I have an answer:
people use native XPointer (usually with special, non-native-XML
parsing) or proprietary formats, and in effect ignore the TEI because
they can't use what the TEI promises.

> I think it could actually be better to recast the stuff in pure TEI, actually,
> to avoid the impression that some software somewhere is going to implement it.

With a regret concerning the elegance of TEI XPointers, I agree.


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