TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 is released!
James Cummings <James.Cummings <at> IT.OX.AC.UK>
2014-09-16 22:04:17 GMT
Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released
TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener).
This release introduces some additional recommendations (for
example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs,
many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially
inconsistencies of all sorts.
This release was done jointly by two release technicians: Elli
Mylonas (Brown University) and Syd Bauman (Northeastern
University). Although our release procedure documentation is very
release raised yet more possible clarifications which will be fed
into this documentation for future release technicians. The minor
problems were encountered during the release were overcome easily
with the fortitude and perseverance we expect in our the release
technicians and with the dedicated help of other members of your
fully-elected TEI Technical Council, especially with the help of
Martin Holmes, Hugh Cayless, and Peter Stadler.
As always, please do report bugs and make feature requests for
changes to the Guidelines (via theSourceForge site
<http://tei.sf.net/>) since this is how the TEI Guidelines
continue to improve. The software of the TEI Consortium such as
the Stylesheets and Roma are managed on GitHub at
https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets and any issues with those
should be reported there. The updated version of the TEI
Guidelines are available from all the usual places (such as the
and theSourceForge site <http://tei.sf.net/>). The oxygen-tei
package and TEI debian packages will be updated in due course
separately. The TEI P5 version 2.7.0 release notes are below, but
also available at
Chair, TEI Technical Council
TEI P5 version 2.7.0 release notes
This version of the TEI Guidelines 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 feature request or
bug ticket athttp://tei.sf.net/for consideration. Lists ofclosed
available on the site.
Some of the more noticeable changes inthis release
* Chapter 5 has been expanded to include new recommendations
and suggestions for handling text directionality and writing
modes, including vertical text.
* Bibliography links in the Guidelines now appear in a pop-up
box on the same page instead of jumping to the Bibliography
* The<resp>element now claims membership
* The use of<altIdentifier>as a direct child of<msPart>is now
perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/294/: to be
* Dozens of links to external resources that have moved or
disappeared have been fixed or replaced.
* Global elements were added to the content model
of<personGrp>so that it matches more closely the permitted
content of<person>, perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/bugs/648/.
* ‘e-mail’is now consistently
* Several bibliographic entries for examples were added.
* The deprecated <at> formattribute of the<quotation>element was
* A more detailed explanation the difference
between <at> datingMethodand <at> calendarwas added
* The<constraintSpec>element is now allowed
* The discussion of stand-off markup, in particular of the TEI
XPointer schemes, has been expanded and improved.
* <msDesc>now claims membership inatt.declaring(and thus gets
the <at> declsattribute).
* Vestiges of the‘mandatory when applicable’and‘recommended
when applicable’attribute usage statuses were removed
* Schematron validation now confirms that multiple pointers
appear in the <at> targetattribute on either<join>or<link>, and
that only a single pointer appears in
the <at> fromand <at> toattributes
* The escape to indicate a dollar sign in the value
of <at> replacementPatternwas changed
* The content model of<summary>was changed
frommacro.phraseSeqtomacro.paraContent, thus allowing
* <availability>has been added tomodel.biblPartand directly to
the content models of<series>,<analytic>, and<monogr>as
* The descriptions of<biblScope>,<citedRange>and<locus>now
explain how to cite single pages or ranges that only specify
an initial location
* The Guidelines no longer assert on the title page that they
are published in Charlottesville, Virginia.
* <rs>is now a member ofatt.responsibility, thus giving it
the <at> certand <at> respattributes
* The <at> mediumattribute ofatt.handFeatures(and thus of
and<typeNote>elements) now permits multiple values from its
enumerated list of values.
* The prose of the Guidelines and the element specification
for<list>have been changed to differentiate between
the <at> typeattribute, which should be used to identify the
category of list, and the rendering attributes ( <at> rend, <at> style,
and <at> rendition) which should be used to indicate how the list
is rendered. Perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/bugs/460/.
* The element specification for<education>was enhanced to show
an example using the <at> fromand <at> toattributes as well as
the <at> notBeforeand <at> notAfterattributes, to suggest more precise
ways of indicating dates, if appropriate.
* The <at> newattribute is now mandatory on the<shift>element as
* The content model of<geogFeat>and<offset>is
nowmacro.phraseSeq, making them parallel
* The<listRelation>element and members ofmodel.headLikeare now
permitted as children
* A new metadata element,<punctuation>, has been added
tomodel.editorialDeclPartfor describing editorial practice
with respect to punctuation marks.
* The<surfaceGrp>element was removed fromatt.coordinated, thus
losing the <at> start, <at> ulx, <at> uly, <at> lrx, <at> lry, and <at> pointsattributes,
* The discussion of the content of<publicationStmt>was altered
to match the schema perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/bugs/685/.
* And, of course, dozens of typos were corrected.
In addition, improvements have been made to the XSL stylesheets
(which provide processing of TEI ODD files for Roma and OxGarage
as well as other TEI conversions). The Stylesheets are maintained
separately from the Guidelines and are
Dr James Cummings,James.Cummings <at> it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford