[tei-council] comments on edw90
James.Cummings at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Aug 11 05:56:22 EDT 2005
Lou Burnard wrote:
>> Is this something different from xml:lang? If yes, why do we need it?
> Good question. I think the general feeling was that it would be helpful
> to document the use of xml:lang by referring to this datatype, but that
> may be a mistake.
Just to make sure I'm understanding this...would that datatype then be used for
validation of @xml:lang's format? It seems strange to me to be using a
tei.datatype to validate and/or document use of a non-TEI element/attribute.
Will we be doing the same for xml:id? (or html:object or something?) I guess I
want to know why xml:lang is in need of the documentation when it's format is an
external standard? I think that is at the root of my unease with this (but, as
always, I'm willing to be convinced).
In addition, on reflection, I am not as bothered as I would have thought in
regards to the removal of a tei.typed class.
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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