Live long and prosper! Lessons from the TEI

22. Conformance issues

A document is TEI Conformant if and only if it …
  • is a well-formed XML document
  • can be validated against a TEI Schema, that is, a schema derived from the TEI Guidelines
  • conforms to the TEI Abstract Model
  • uses the TEI Namespace (and other namespaces where relevant) correctly
  • is documented by means of a TEI Conformant ODD file which refers to the TEI Guidelines

Or if it can be transformed automatically using some TEI-defined procedures into such a document (it is TEI-conformable)

Standardization should not mean ‘Do what I do’, but rather ‘Explain what you do in terms I can understand’

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