In message <[log in to unmask]> Bruce Robertson <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> So I can't find freestanding 'event' element, as listed in the
> documentation. In case that schema was out of date, I built a fresh one
> today from Roma, and grepping it led me to the same conclusion.
Coincidentally Dot Porter recently submitted a TEI Feature Request on the sourceforge site. See http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2046508&group_id=106328&atid=644065 So I'm sure that this ticket will benefit from any discussion of it here.
I think the original intention was that events tend to only happen in places (Battle of Waterloo), or to people (Marriage). However, I think it entirely possible and reasonable to want to mark up a list of events by themselves. Just as one might have a gazetteer of places, which is a use-case for the standalone listPlace element, a gazetteer or calendar of historical events seems equally reasonable on first glance to me.
I'll be interested to hear alternative views about why we shouldn't have such an element though.