> 1) What is the tool used to store the definitions of the TEI elements and
> how does it handle relations between the different elements? In other
> words, when Roma compiles a new schema, where does it look up the
It reads the source of the TEI Guidelines, which is a large
XML document containing all the definitions. For ease of access
this is loaded into an eXist XML database, but it could just
read the XML file.
> How easy is it for inexperienced users to add/modify TEI
> elements on that repository?
users don't/ can't change the core definitions. you change/add
things in your own customization
>Can images be inserted as visual examples of
> what the elements describe in the repository?
sure. there is a general documentation element
called <remarks>, which could contain figures.
> 2) Are the TEI elements translated in other languages?
not yet. Its an ongoing project. If you want to work
in this area, let me know!
> If yes, how is it
> done? How is the correspondence of the same element in different languages
http://www.tei-c.org/118N/ has some material on this.
> 3) TEI has a fairly limited section on a book's physical description. Would
> the list be interested in incorporating more detailed bookbinding
there is a working group in this area. http://www.tei-c.org/Activies/PB/
hope this helps. I expect others will fill in more details,
or just ask more questions here.