> For instance, both of the sample projects on the TEI website --
> the Emblem Project Utrecht and the Brown University Women Writers
> Project -- describe how they modify TEI DTD (and claim it
> conforms to TEI Guidelines), rename the file as
> something else, and the DTDs seem no longer to bear
> the TEI copyright notice.
As to the Emblem Project Utrecht's position: we manually modified the
Pizza chef generated DTD. We know this is not the procedure described in
chapter 29 of the Guidelines. However, in a project that uses the Pizza
chef, the effect is the same. The DTD as we modified it, is completely
identical to the DTD the Pizza chef would have generated, had we taken
the trouble to build the modification files described in the Guidelines
- which nevertheless we perhaps should have done.
It seems to me the level of (in)conformance should be measured in terms
of the amount of modification introduced in the dtd, and perhaps the
amount of tag abuse in the xml files, rather than in terms of the dtd's
history. Modifications should of course be documented, and we try to do
As to a TEI copyright notice, the Pizza chef doesn't generate it. If it
were there, we wouldn't remove it.