Live long and prosper! Lessons from the TEI

11. Old Skool TEI

  • A traditional (if large) research project with soft funding, driven by academic curiosity
  • a codification of best practice, with no formal maintenance method
  • uncertain licencing and development practices
  • perceived as unmanageably complex except by the priesthood — or simultaneously as too simple for real scholarly work
  • lack of specific tools to do something with a TEI text
  • failure to market the advantages of rich markup

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