Wendell Piez wrote:
> The TEI is dead. Long live the TEI. (Credit that line to Michael
# that the resources we create are reusable, because not tied exclusively
to a particular application
this just means that we use XML. fine
# that we work cooperatively to produce shared semantics for as broad and
deep a universe of texts as possible
the TEI's 512 Words are the rock on which we all stand.
I could almost come around to this view. You're TEI conformant if you
use the 512 Words as Laid Down in Law.
Now what shall we do with all those texts we've encoded? We've written
our PhDs about the minutiae of things we've encoded using the Words,
we've given conference papers about the cool applications we've written
_ab initio_ to display our texts, we've put the files in a digital library
where they'll be curated for centuries in peace.
Last one out turn off the lights :-}
Now here's an idea: let's just write XHTML instead,
and use <span class="NNN">...</span> where NNN
is a TEI Word (or even <abbr>). That way we get
immediately viewable texts, we get a place to record
TEI semantics for those who want to pull it out, and
we're TEI conformant. It starts to seem quite attractive
actually, doesn't it? TEI as a microformat......
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