Please find below a forwarded message by Bruce D'Arcus.
Andreas Nolda http://www2.hu-berlin.de/linguistik/institut/nolda/
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Philosophische Fakultät II
Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik
Was just reading the archives on gmane, and have two quick notes it
might be worth clarifying:
> There are a number of other issues, like indigenious ways of
> defining a text (scroll, sutra, commentary) or a collection (canon,
> encyclopedia), that cannot easily be integrated into the
> <monograph> <series> <article> structure and where a
> <relatedbiblItem> element would be of great help. For the same
> reason a restriction of attribute values would probably not be
> very helpful for asian studies. We would have to modify the Schema
> or DTD to let in the relations we need.
It's critical to have a relator role value defined. I suggest one of
you guys try to tease out where his uneasiness is on this count, and
if we can't accommodate his concerns. Much of what he notes above
is really about genre/type (which doesn't need to be controlled);
not the relator class (which does).
Absent that, RELAX NG obviates the need for any hacking. Just define
the values with possibility for extension. it would be a mistake to
leave it uncontrolled though.
> (3) I would not be very happy with a proposal to remove
> <biblStruct>. For us, it would create an unanticipated conversion
> effort in moving to P5 (not perhaps in the TEI files themselves,
> but certainly in the stylesheets).
I hope to have a new Sourceforge project up this week. It's purpose
will be to develop my current MODS stylesheets, which should be easy
to modify to support the proposed TEI bib changes. We really need
to develop a comprehensive solution to bibliographic formatting in
XML. The new structures will make formatting easier, I believe.