Live long and prosper! Lessons from the TEI

14. One Specification Language

  • A set of TEI documents is described by an ODD, which is itself a TEI document that combines:
    • references to existing declarations
    • formal declarations for elements and attributes
    • documentation and usage notes
  • Underlying this:
    • a conceptual model which abstracts from specific elements to generic classes
    • a modular architecture for combining sets of definitions
  • specifications are chainable; modifications are written in ODD with ODD as input and output
  • Roma is one interface to this: there will be others

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