[tei-council] date-stamping <desc>
sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Oct 8 12:58:36 EDT 2006
Syd Bauman wrote:
> That is, lots of times the canonical (aka English) <desc> will be
> updated, but a change in the translations will not be required.
true. so in that case you would not change the date-stamp.
"date-stamp" is wrong word, mayne.
> Also can lead to confusion unless all updates are committed right
> away. Let's say on 2007-03-08 Joe checks out the 2007-03-06 version
> of P5 and starts creating translations into Serbian. Lou improves the
> wording of a <desc> on 2007-03-10. Joe sends in his translation on
> 2007-03-12. Sebastian sucks Joe's translations into the P5 source on
> 2007-03-14. What's the last update date on the <desc xml:lang="sr">?
> If it's 03-12 or 03-14, we have a mis-match.
theoretically all true. but in practice this isn't going
> In any case, would a non-TEI person think we're nuts to put this in
> the encoding, rather than have an external database of this kind of
possibly. but the maintenance of an external database
is probably more work and more error prone
than this simple mechanism.
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