I share the technical worries pointed out by Sebastian, but I think
that what Martin is envisioning is a sort of shared and user friendly
Virtual Editing and Curation Environment for TCP texts (or better for
big collection of light encoded TEI text, in the limits of TEI
Simple). And that would really be a great tool for the community,
associated with a preservation repository. Speaking of problems, such
a system should have a complex system of user right control and
proposed editing supervision. But certainly it would be something to
seek funds and cooperation for.
2015-02-22 19:55 GMT+01:00 Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>:
> Ah, maybe you are not over-problematizing, but prematurely-optimizing. You want,
> rightly, a simple interface in which the casual reader spots a mis-transcription or
> mis-classification and is willing to fix it. But you’re then jumping to saying we need
> a specific re-phrasing of the XML source, and quoting markup, and getting me worried
> about merging.
> You can describe what the system does and what the user-interface is like. Don’t
> worry at this point about how the software works, and what it does under the hood.
> That’s a technical discussion later which neither you nor I really need worry about.
> Sebastian Rahtz
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> University of Oxford IT Services
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