What looks like a "problem" may be an advantage.
> The problem, as I've said in other messages, is that our markup is
> done on a volunteer basis by people who tend to think in layout terms
> vs semantic terms (I admit that the shift in my own thinking still
> comes back to bite me at times ... I don't always think in semantical
Given the large number of document instances encompassed by Project
Gutenberg, and given a place in the TEI header to capture names of
encoders and revision histories, there may well be an opportunity to study
the encoding habits of a diverse group of people.
In a sense there is a possible return to a scribal culture. Also possible
is view of encoding practices as they are shaped by the texts encountered.
In other words the variety that may "creep" in is interesting in and of
itself and should hamper the accessibility and availibility goals of