[tei-council] Fwd: Re: Notes on chapter 11 (part one)

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 10 07:52:36 EST 2011

On 10/11/11 12:47, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> it is not bogus to use the same discipline as we suggest to others….
> _if_ the examples were drawn from real-life encoding projects,
> and referenced as such, I might agree with you. But they're almost
> universally not, they are concocted by the TEI writers and editors

So you don't consider the TEI to be a real life encoding project?

>> The implication that our readers are too unsophisticated to understand
>> this is particularly objectionable. Maybe you'd like P6 to be rewritten
>> in Basic English with all the big words taken out too?
> yes, very much. There is no virtue in complexity _per se_.
> --

Hands up everyone who understands why Sebastian underlines "per se" and 
what indeed it means!

Anyway, cheap jokes apart, I am quite willing to do a sweep through the 
@rend attribute values used in the Guidelines to make them a bit more 
consistent and explain why they vary when they do. Just unwilling to 
impose uniformity! I'll bung in a ticket when this train stops bouncing 
around quite so much.

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