I just want to comment on
> I would argue that TEI is in an early enough stage of its development
> that it should still be allowed to make changes that break backward
> compatibility. If you don't allow yourself this then you really limit
> your ability to improve the spec.
> When you get to P8, and everyone is writing their documents using TEI,
> you will no longer enjoy this luxury.
To Sebaastian's question
> > to change, and all your processing applications have to change. Will this
> > community get behind the changed TEI, or stay with the old system?
> > I am fairly sure that most people would agree the changes are
> > intrinsically
> > correct and good, but I worry that in practice they'll say "great, but
> > not for
> > _my_ documents, _now_".
> > Sebastian
by asking if discussions have gone at the question of evolution from the
perspective of minimal deprecation ... might go a ways to achieving
not so much backwards compatability as validation under P5?
Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
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