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You won't be surprised to hear that I definitely agree with Martin on 
this one. If you do the markup right, by definition processing it is 
easier, because the markup is right.

Consistency however is the very devil.


On 11/05/15 19:50, Martin Holmes 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.
>
> Cheers,
> Martin