Yeah, I agree with you, Martin, unless Sebastian means that it’s very hard to do #3 if you haven’t done #1 and #2 well. Then, yes, most definitely.
> On May 11, 2015, at 14:50 , Martin Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 15-05-11 11:34 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>> On 11 May 2015, at 19:29, Fabio Ciotti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> * working out the “right" TEI markup is easy
>>> * applying the markup consistently is fairly hard
>>> * extracting information from the markup afterwards is very hard
>>> Somehow, rule 3 shows rule 1 in a bad light...
>> that tension is the very essence of the TEI
> I don't agree with this. Why do you find it hard to get data out of markup? XSLT and XQuery are designed to do exactly that.
> I think #1 is actually the hardest bit, especially in areas where multiple approaches are supported by the Guidelines.