A new release of P5 has just slipped its mooring and glided away into
the darkling night,
accompanied by its Stylesheets and Roma consorts, intent on havoc across
This release is relatively minor, but is the start of what I hope will
be 4 more releases
before the final 1.0; so expect to see the predators emerging once a
month or so from now on.
The release includes many small fixes made at the TEI Council's spring
meeting in Berlin, though there are a lot still to come from that. Among the
(obscure) things you may notice:
*) the hoary old entities/macros mix.drama, mix.verse etc are all gone.
if conceivably you mourn their passing, let us know
*) the macro.component object has also gone, replaced by simply
a call to macro.common. You may have this in an existing ODD file
- contact me if you cannot see how to fix.
*) the att.naming class adds a new @ref attribute to things like <name>.
This removes a confusion whereby the @key attribute was said to allow
either a token or a URL pointer. Now you have to make up your mind -
use @ref if its a pointer, @key if its a private token.
No, the @rend attribute has NOT changed its datatype
or semantics in this release.
As ever, the release is on Sourceforge, on the Debian package repository
at http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/teideb/, and on the TEI web site. A Live
CD will be ready shortly, Dr Who permitting (UK readers
will know whta I mean...)
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