[tei-council] comments on edw90
wittern at kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Thu Aug 11 23:06:24 EDT 2005
James Cummings <James.Cummings at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> writes:
> 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
In fact, the whole point of using xml:lang and xml:id is to get the
run-of-the-mill validation from generic xml parsers. And they do make
sure that the xml:lang is formated according to the spec, which I know
since I have been bitten by Saxon hundreds of times.
As to the documentation aspect, I think we agreed that that is what
<language> is for and the magic relationship between its @xml:id value
and the value of @xml:lang on other elements is used to bring them
together (the socalled Nancy-Hack).
All the best,
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