>Like Cliff Wulfman, I think this is exactly the right sequence of events
>for the willing learner aiming at enlightenment.
>In my own teaching practice however, I find that exposing students early
>on to the notion that there's more than one way to use the TEI (e.g. by
>using Roma) makes the transition to "so how do I get this thing to do
>what *I* want" a lot easier.
>There will always be students who want out-of-the-box pre-digested
>solutions of course, and there's nothing wrong with providing those by
>whatever means. But if the TEI did that and nothing else it would not be
>a very interesting or long lived initiative.
Agreed with one modification. "How do I get this thing to do what *I*
want" is an important question. But so is the addition "in such a manner
that others can reuse my data."