On 18 Jan 2013, at 21:13, Lou Burnard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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.
that the TEI is not a prescriptive system of encoding digital text is clearly got to be a very strong learning outcome on day 1
(these are not real 24 hour days, of course....). Teaching with Roma may very well be a good way of getting that over,
but I dont think it affects the question at hand, which is really "when do you need your own XSL skills".
> 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.
contrariwise, one might say that if the TEI _doesnt_ provide out-of-the-box solutions, it won't be long-lived ..... :-}
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