[tei-council] changes to change
lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed Feb 8 15:14:31 EST 2006
Christian Wittern wrote:
> I am in the process of validating a whole bunch of files that have
> been transformed to P5 from P4. Among other things, this turned up a
> change to the <change> element which I do not understand.
Well, you *were* in the room when this was discussed!
I think the rationale was that this is a bit of metadata which an
application would generate in any case, and that a simpler structure
would make that easier and clearer. I don't think anyone expressed
anxiety about migrating existing data -- tho Syd subsequently posted a
stylesheet to do just that.
> The P5 docs (BTW, the examples are formatted a bit strange) want to
> have just this
What do you mean exactly by the "P5 docs"?
At http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/html/HD.html#HD6 I see an
example which looks fine to me.
> P4 to P5 conversion by cbetap4top5.xsl Rev. 1.4 of
> 2005/07/28: P5 version, intended for publication
Or you could do
<change date="2006-02-07" who="#CW">
> All this is based on item 34 in edw92.xml. While this might not be as
> controversial as numbered divs, I wonder if it is necessary to make P4
> to P5 conversion unnecessarily cumbersome? I would prefer to have the
> old content model as an alternative, but maybe I am overlooking
I think I would class having the old content model as an alternative
as "unnecessarily cumbersome" -- and that was also the sense of the meeting.
Maybe other council members could express an opinion -- it's not
difficult to revert this change, if people feel strongly about it,
though I think I would vote against the proposal.
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