On 24 Aug 2011, at 23:14, Wendell Piez wrote:
> Hm. This may be true, but I am troubled by your characterization of
> those who don't make the grade here as not "respectable". There may be
> reasons why a project doesn't do this apart from moral lapses. Maybe
> they don't have the resources. Maybe they don't have the know-how, or
> not yet. Maybe they have other priorities that intervene.
Well, I have to beware of the language I use, but surely any project
other than a throw-away one-off will take the documentation of what it has
done as one of its highest priorities? because that's all it boils down to.
> * "Blind interchange" at present, or even something more like it, is
> hindered by the permissiveness and size of the current TEI-all tag set
> (all the 550-odd elements in the http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0 namespace).
I dont think the _number_ of elements matters, its the permissiveness,
and the usage styles. The same as it ever was in any markup scheme.
My classic bugbear is <note>, which appears absolutely everywhere,
with the most amazing content inside it, used to encode every feature under the sun.
cf amusing tweet from Azaroth42:
"#teifuture Today alone I have (honestly!) dealt with <lb> <line> <seg type="line">. 3 encodings from 3 sources, for a line of text."
> In brainstorming mode, what I'm essentially suggesting is that the first
> problem can be dealt with by deploying a much more constrained tag set
> specifically to meet the interchange requirement (if not perfectly, then
> at least better than at present).
do you mean smaller tag set, or with more constrained content models for
more importantly, can you (or anyone) start with examples of tei_all
texts which are unuseable in practice without the To80% stage?
practically, which elements or modules (collections of elements) are
candidates for moving to the non-80% setup?
(its hard to avoid emotive words in this. "core" has all sorts of baggage....)
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