A new version of the DTDs has just been placed on the Listserv file
server and on the ftp servers at ftp-tei.uic.edu and ftp.ex.ac.uk. The
servers in Norway and Japan will be updated shortly. The most recent
update before today was last September.
The September version fixed a number of problems with unreachable
elements; the version now on the servers fixes a problem in the use of
name indirection (n-dot entities). In earlier versions of the TEI DTD,
declarations of m-dot entities failed to use name indirection; they
referred to the standard name of each element in the class, instead of
to its n-dot entity. Now they do use name indirection, as they should.
If you don't rename any elements, this won't affect you, but if you do,
or if you have not fetched a fresh set of DTD files since before last
September, then you should get a new set of files.
The new DTDs also include a time stamp indicating the date on which
they were generated; this should prove helpful in tracking down
whether a given file is out of date or not.
N.B. there are a few known bugs remaining in the DTD, which will be
fixed as soon as the supply of round tuits comes back from its current
slump, and the editors get their hands on some.
-C. M. Sperberg-McQueen