On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 14:52, Christian Wittern wrote:
> Mark Olsen <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > I agree completely with Lou and Grace and would again propose to
> > the TEI that it consider creation of a fairly large test sample
> > of materials -- old and new, lite and heavy, simple and complex,
> > SGML and XML -- to serve as a test suite for developers. Having
> > worked with TEI encoded materials from many projects, I can attest
> > to the considerable variability of TEI conformant documents, between
> > projects and even between documents from individual projects.
> > This is particularly true in terms of header contructs and objects
> > like notes, pointers, etc. I suspect that the collection created
> > here from those projects I know of, contacted, and got a favorable
> > reply is far from a representative sample -- almost all Americans.
> > I think the TEI and users of TEI encoded resources would benefit greatly
> > from as wide a collection set as can be reasonably assembled.
> I wholeheartedly second this suggestion. On practical reasons, maybe
> we could use the TEI Wiki as a move forward to collect such sample
> files (or maybe even pointers to them) with a short description of the
> language used, nature and purpose of the project that created it
> (customization files if any) etc. James, where would be a good place
> to put this?
> This could then periodically be harvested and made available in a
> convenient bundle or test-suite for interested parties.
It seems to me that such a text archive might be best established within
the framework of a decent open source Content Management System such as
Installation &c. <http://drupal.org/node/270>
This system should be simple to install, customise and maintain.
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