I'd love to work on this. We could write it in TEI, publish it through
XSLT to XHTML, text, and PDF through XSL:FO, and make the book
illustrate what it describes.
Doug Cooper wrote:
> Surely I am not the only lurker on this list who is wondering when
> somebody will get around to writing a TEI Cookbook, complete with
> images of an original text on the left, and one -- or better yet, a
> comparison between two or more -- TEI realizations on the right.
> This would go a long way to addressing the problem I think many
> of us in the lurker community have with TEI: it's not that you can't
> figure out a way to do things; rather, it's that as soon as you see one,
> you realize there's another and another, and eventually become too
> worried about setting off on the wrong foot to even get started.
> (And believe me: reading this list just makes matters worse!)
> Given the amount of money going into state-sponsored projects
> that use TEI, the tremendous value of a TEI Cookbook in helping
> to establish normative / prescriptive usage standards, and the ever-
> increasing focus on project evaluation, I just gotta think that there's
> an NEH or NSF grant just waiting out there for this kind of effort.
> Alternatively, I for one would be happy to put fifty bucks into the
> for a pre-order, or pony up the grand sum of $US100 for the right to
> specify the topic example of one entry. Surely there's another thousand
> of us lurking on the list who feel the same way ;-)
> Doug Cooper