2. What are encoding standards actually for?
3. How are encoding standards to be documented?
4. What is TEI conformance?
§9. In 1991, I made an attempt to summarize the kind of conformance envisaged by what was then the newly published TEI P3. With the possible exception of the first, these four humorously presented “TEI Commandments” have much in common with the more nuanced statement of what conformance should be that we might produce today.