Without commenting on the details of his markup, I want to
wholeheartedly endorse what I take to be RK's underlying point--for
the foreseeable future, most readers of TEI-conformant documents will
NOT be using SGML applications to read them. It follows that for
other than archival purposes, it must be possible to produce
TEI-conformant documents whose markup is sufficiently light-weight and
unobtrusive to permit direct perusal.
I think it is important here to distinguish between header and
body--given the extremely complex type universe we inherit from the
exigencies of bibliographic classification, the ratio of markup to
content in the header will be necessarily high. It's in the body that
we need as low a ratio as possible.
I second the request, not unfamiliar to the TEI committee, for a
sample P2-conformant document or two to be made widely available ASAP.
Henry Thompson, Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh
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