> > Editors. I for one don't want to have to type tags by hand.
> you might as well, if all you get at any point is a menu of 450 TEI
I think you miss the point. Our content creators are taught about the
TEI so they know what element types are available, and which ones to
use, when and where. What they want is the facilities of a DTD-driven
syntax-directed edit interface so that the errors of hand-typed markup
(missing characters, wrongly-nested elements, etc) cannot occur.
For example, in Author/Editor you can hit up C-i p RET to insert a new
paragraph, just like you can in Emacs with C-c C-e p RET. What is
important is that you only want to be allowed to insert elements which
are valid at your current point, and the only way to do this is to
have an editor which has read the DTD.
In any event, the maximum size of an element-content list in TEI
appears to be 109 (for P), not 450. *This* is why DTD-managed editing
is important: you are perfectly correct in saying I don't want a list
of 450 tags :-) What editor are you using that does 450?
> yes, something that understands the structure. a DTD where the
> content model is always ANY seems fairly weird to me
That's HTML, not TEI :-)
> > This current fad for pretending that SGML is dead because XML solves
> > all our problems is becoming tedious.
> possibly, but I dont see that it is related
Umm. The tone of what you posted suggested to me that you felt SGML
and DTDs were no longer of use, and that WF XML was all that is
needed for any task. Forgive me if I have misinterpreted this.
I think you're right for some applications, but I would argue that the
TEI is not one of them...yet, not until we see some substantially
better user-oriented software, and some of the more useful bits of
SGML that were cut out of XML replaced. Then I think we can retire
SGML for most applications.
> BTW, how is the betamax video player?
What's a video player, mommy?