Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> even more am I baffled. what applications want a DTD so badly?
ho! In the meantime, 2 of 3 applications we are developping need to have
DTD. And all of our developments are based on XML and of course the TEI
(mainly alignment and dictionnaries).
Peter Flynn wrote:
> Editors. I for one don't want to have to type tags by hand.
Yes even with XEmacs+psgml/xml. Editing TEI documents with the SGML P3
DTD needs sgml-mode and it requires a lot of jobs (batch) to have at the
end, XML documents (well-formed especially). Simply because of the
element names. Psgml/xml can handle lowercase and uppercase tag names
but not both (teiHeader)... Quite the same with empty elements, etc. So
this a reason why we need an XML TEI P? DTD.
> Many browsers, formatters, etc will of course be able to use WF files,
> but I don't see how you can sensibly create a TEI file without some
> form of mechanical guidance. It could be a Schema instead, but it has
> to be something, hasn't it?
Definitly. We need to share something, a DTD or a schema.