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On 12-10-25 06:22 PM, James Cummings wrote:
> Dear TEI Community,
> TEI P5 version 2.2.0 (Codename: Primrose Path) is now available
> from all the usual sources, such as the TEI-C website and
> SourceForge. The debian packages and TEI-C XSL will be updated
> soon. This release introduces both textual and schema-related
> changes, mostly based on bug and feature request tickets
> submitted to SourceForge by the TEI community. If you notice
> anything that has changed in error, or want to submit additional
> changes, please do so on the website.
> We have continued in our aim of opening up the release process to
> as many different people on Council and in this case Piotr Bański
> (Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim and Institute of
> English Studies at the University of Warsaw) was the release
> technician. Able assistance was also given by Martin Holmes
> (University of Victoria) who updated the oxygen-tei package. As
> always this has produced a set of notes for how to improve the
> release process that will be fed back into
> for
> future releases. The greatest thanks are due not only to the TEI
> Technical Council for undertaking the work, but the TEI community
> for submitting tickets!
> A text version of the release notes is below, but a version (with
> links to tickets) is available at:
> Many thanks to all,
> James Cummings
> (TEI Technical Council Chair)
> ====
> TEI P5 version 2.2.0 release notes
>     This version of the TEI introduces new features and resolves a
> number of issues raised by the TEI community. As always, the
> majority of these changes and corrections are a consequence of
> feature requests or bugs reported by the TEI community, using the
> SourceForge tracking system. If you find something you think
> needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or
> website, please submit a ticket at for
> consideration.
>     Since the last release (16 June 2012), the Council has closed
> at least 82 tickets entered in the SourceForge tracking system,
> from 25 different members of the TEI community (10 more than in
> the previous release!). Full details may be found at
> and an active list sorted by ticket number is
> also available. Ticket numbers are also referenced in the
> subversion ChangeLog, as usual, which records around 490 commits
> during this period.
> 1  Schema Changes
>     Some of the important or interesting schema-related changes
> include:
>    * After much discussion, the datatype and usage of the global
> attribute @rend was clarified. In response to 3519866, a new
> global @style attribute was created to allow local description of
> the source document's appearance using a formal style definition
> language such as CSS
>    * Increasingly, the Technical Council is attempting to provide
> more consistent Schematron constraints for additional validation
> (3557497, 3548772, 3064757)
>    * A new <listApp> element was added, along with other
> improvements for recording critical apparatus (3497356)
>    * The model.glossLike class was subdivided, to ensure that only
> members such as <desc>, <precision>, or <equiv> appear in the
> content of appropriate elements. (3565137)
>    * The @scheme attribute on <keywords> was made optional (3554050)
>    * A new att.milestoneUnit class was created to ensure
> consistency in use of @unit (3537452)
>    * Tighter restrictions were imposed on the content model of
> <gi> and <att> (3535672)
>    * The content model of <table> was changed to allow
> model.divBottom (footers, etc.) at the bottom (3531957)
>    * The <idno> element is now allowed inside <person> and <place>
> (3440977)
>    * The <lg> element, after much debate, is now allowed inside
> <p> (3532022)
>    * In the content model of <editionStmt>, explicit reference to
> <respStmt> has been replaced with model.respLike for greater
> flexibility (3439587)
>    * <biblStruct> can now be used for patent citations: the
> <monogr> element now allows an <authority> and an <idno> but no
> <title>, and <imprint> now allows <classCode> and <classRef>.
> (3513147)
> 2  Textual Changes
>     Some of important textual changes in the Guidelines include:
>    * Correction of typos, clearer explanations, or provision of
> new examples in various sections of the Guidelines: (e.g.
> 3576189, 3573757, 3572375, 3571101, 3561766, 3553911, 3552973,
> 3549757, 3547934, 3545113, 3539329, 3538141, 3537574, 3536504,
> 3535717, 3522019, 3521714, 3521288, 3519772, and others)
>    * Standardization of use of em and en dashes in the Guidelines
> (3471119)
>    * Clarification on the use of XPath to point to readings from
> an external apparatus (3497369)
>    * New section (23.1) added referencing the application/tei+xml
> IANA-registered media type (3565152)
>    * Greater clarification of ISO language codes and consistency
> in our recommendations and use of @xml:lang (3454803)
> 3  Environment Changes
>     The TEI Technical Council continually strives to improve the
> underlying infrastructure used to edit, store, test, and publish
> the outputs it creates. During this release cycle some of these
> infrastructure changes include:
>    * The TEI source code now references its component parts by
> means of XInclude rather than by using system entities (3547869)
>    * TEI ODD processing now supports local modification of
> classes, so an element can claim membership of an attribute class
> (e.g. att.typed) while still redefining an element provided by
> the class locally (e.g. the @type attribute's value list)
>    * The HTML generated from the Guidelines now uses relative
> links to make browsing them in the Jenkins continuous integration
> servers easier (3556966)
>    * Various improvements to ODD processing, improvements to the
> TEI build infrastructure, especially in the testing framework and
> Schematron constraints
>    * The marking of TEI P4 as 'deprecated' in oxygen packages
>    * Improvements to the handling of exemplars during the build
> process
>    * Provision of additional outputs (e.g. JSON and JSONP see
> release/xml/tei/odd/) as default release items
>    * Many changes have been made to the TEI-C Stylesheet library
> to support these changes, fix reported bugs, and provide new
> features
> 4  New release of TEI Lite
>     An updated version of the ever-popular TEI Lite tutorial has
> been included with this release in the Exemplars directory. This
> new version has been updated to take advantage of the many new
> features introduced in the TEI since its first appearance in
> 1996, but has not changed in its original design goal, of aiming
> to specify the 50 or so TEI elements likely to be useful to 90%
> of TEI projects. There are no plans to update this tutorial, but
> we will continue to check that it remains compatible with future
> releases.
> Sincerely,
> James Cummings
> Chair of the TEI Technical Council

Martin Holmes
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
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