TEI P5 version 3.0.0 release notes

This version of the TEI Guidelines is a major step forward, and thus merits an increment of the ‘major’ portion of the version number from ‘2’ to ‘3’. The significant changes that warrant this increment are twofold, as follows.

Release 3.0.0 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 3.0.0 milestone.

Some of the notable changes other than the Processing Model and Pure ODD in this release include:

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 at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets.

This release is dedicated to the memory of our colleague Sebastian Rahtz (13 February 1955 – 15 March 2016). We are greatly diminished without his generosity, wisdom, and humor. Release 3.0.0, however, has a lot of him in it. He was the architect of the new Processing Model, and had implemented most of the support for Pure ODD in the Stylesheets. Unlike poets, the creators of software and living standards generally don't get to make a monumentum aere perennius. At best, we can hope that our work will be carried on, rewritten, extended, and refactored. That process has already begun for Sebastian's TEI Stylesheets, and they will continue to evolve to meet the community's needs going forward; but they, and we, are immeasurably better off for his contributions.

Date: 2016-03-29
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