Syd Bauman writes:
> > I plan to look into the feasability of making an XML-version of the
> > TEI DTDs and so would be very happy to know if anybody else is
> > already doing something along those lines.
Please. Lets take a step back. Stop thinking of the TEI as a DTD. It
isn't, it is a lot of intellectual work put into a specification, which
was then encoded as a DTD. Translating it into XML is, excuse me, a
waste of valuable time. If you want XML DTDs, the Pizza Chef makes
them, no problem (well, when a couple of bugs are ironed out ...). If
you have brain hours to spare, *improve* the TEI. Make a UML
specification, an XML schema, a Schematron schema, or something which
lets more of the TEI "knowledge" be encoded formally
> to say along these lines in the near future, I suppose my "carthage
> to XML" converter is along similar, if not the same lines. I have a
> routine that takes as input a file created from the Pizza Chef, and
> spits out an XML version thereof. The generated XML is not intended
I am baffled. why not just get the Pizza Chef to make you an XML DTD
straight from the oven?
> for data constraint, though (our files are constrained upon creation
> with SGML), but merely to make XML applications happy. The biggest
even more am I baffled. what applications want a DTD so badly?