When release 1.0 of TEI P5 finally appears at this year's members meeting, it will include a lot of significantly new material. One chapter in particular -- the one formerly known as names and dates -- has been seriously expanded, and now includes a lot of new material about ways of encoding data about persons and places other than just their names. This material has been worked on by a distinguished bunch of experts (you know you are) under the watchful eye of Matthew Driscoll, and is now at a stage where it really could benefit from the input of the wider TEI community. You can read the draft at: http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/Guidelines/en/index.xml.ID=ND (This link will always take you to a version of the draft chapter which is reasonably up to date: it is automatically generated from the sourceforge repository and should refresh itself within 5 to 10 minutes of any change there. There is also a zip archive, containing sample working files (e.g. compiled schemas for testing purposes plus some test files at http://www.tei-c.org/Drafts/testplace.zip which I will try to keep this up to date as well -- but less reliably, as it has to be done by hand) There are quite a few parts of the draft that still need improvement, and all of it needs some serious reality-checking with some real examples. To facilitate that, we've set up a separate mailing list: if you want to contribute to that, you are very welcome to sign up (just send an empty mail to [log in to unmask]). We anticipate (with pleasure) some fairly detailed and technical bickering about how exactly to mark up biographical, geographical, and historical data over the next few weeks... so please help! As we have to finalize this chapter by the end of July, this period of public comment will run till July 15th. General comments and questions about this or any of the other parts of TEI P5 are also welcome on this list, of course, as ever.