[MEI-L] Order of Guidelines chapters

Byrd, Donald A. donbyrd at indiana.edu
Sat May 11 02:54:20 CEST 2013

I vote for b also. I think the argument for backward compatibility of 
chapter numbers is pretty weak.


On Fri, 10 May 2013 21:47:03 +0000, Tore Simonsen 
<Tore.Simonsen at nmh.no> wrote:

> Hah, one of the few things I feel I might have an opinion of!
> As a fairly new reader I would prefer b)
> All the best
> Tore Simonsen
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> [mailto:mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of Johannes
> Kepper
> Sent: 10. mai 2013 23:20
> To: Music Encoding Initiative
> Subject: [MEI-L] Order of Guidelines chapters
> Dear list,
> while preparing the documentation for the upcoming release of MEI, we
> stumbled upon an issue where we would like to get some feedback from
> the community.
> The next release release includes a new module in MEI (FRBR...), and
> we wondered about the preferences for ordering. It would make a lot
> of sense to put the new chapter next to the existing header chapter,
> but as all chapters are automatically numbered, this would result in
> different chapter numbers for almost the complete Guidelines of the
> new release, compared to the 2012 release. My question is: Do you
> prefer
> a) to keep existing chapter numbers whenever possible, or
> b) to have chapters organized by their relationship, ignoring
> changing numbers?
> Technically, it is not a big deal to implement it either way. I have
> a slight preference for b), but am open to arguments from both sides.
> There isn't much time left for discussion, so if you have strong
> opinions, please respond before Monday.
> Best,
> Johannes
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Donald Byrd
Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow
Adjunct Associate Professor of Informatics
Visiting Scientist, Research Technologies
Indiana University Bloomington

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