[tei-council] oh no, it's datatypes again

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Jan 5 09:54:45 EST 2006

In the upcoming release of TEI P5, the global attributes rend and n have 
a declared datatype of data.words, which in turn maps to 
list{data.word}. with data.word being defined as

xsd:token { pattern = "(\p{L}|\p{N}|\p{P}|\p{S})+" }

The effect of this definition seems to be that dots are not permitted, 
which seems more than a little strange, particularly for attributes like 
n, which may quite reasonably be expected to have values such as  "1.3.4"


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