TEI P5 version 3.1.0 release notes

This release (Codename: Tea Day) marks the completion of two major new features introduced in the previous release. First, Pure ODD is now completely pure: all content models in TEI ODDs may now be represented entirely in TEI, with no requirement for RELAX NG (which may still be used if desired). In the previous release, RELAX NG was still needed in macros that permitted any XML content, which are used in content models such as <egXML>. Second, this release contains the first Exemplar which implements the Processing Model specification introduced in 3.0.0 and produced as part of the work of the TEI Simple project, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. TEI simplePrint is an entry-level customization, focused primarily on the needs of those encoding Western European early modern printed material such as that produced by the Text Creation Partnership. We hope that, beyond its value as a customization for working with this type of material, it will serve as a template for producing other new customizations that leverage the Processing Model.

Release 3.1.0 of the TEI Guidelines also introduces other 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 GitHub 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 issue at https://github.com/TEIC/TEI/issues for consideration. A full list of the issues resolved in the course of this release cycle may be found under the 3.1.0 milestone.

In addition, dozens of wording improvements and corrections of typographic errors have been made to the Guidelines.

Many improvements, including support for the new <anyElement> and for the minOccurs and maxOccurs attributes used by Pure ODD 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 at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets.

Date: 2016-12-15
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