[tei-council] dating attributes

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Oct 8 17:00:15 EDT 2006

> 1. all elements the content of which describes either a point or a 
> span in time should carry the same set of attributes, and constitute 
> members of the att.datable class
pretty easy to agree with
> 2, the members of the att.datable class shall be @notBefore, 
> @notAfter, @normw3c @norm, and @exact
@to and @after have no new existence?
> 3. @notBefore and @notAfter have the same significance as at present. 
> Their datatype is data.temporal.user (see below)
sadly, there is no "below" to see.

so notBefore and notAfter cannot be checked?
> 4. @normw3c contains a normalized representation of a nodern calendar 
> date in W3C format, like the current @value. Its datatype is 
> data.temporal.w3c
> 5. @norm contains a normalized representation of a date in any 
> user-chosen calendar according to a defined format. Its datatype is 
> data.temporal.user, and the calendar is specified somewhere (not sure 
> where) in the header.
evil names! "norm" is a particularly infelicitous contraction. why not 
@w3cValue and @userValue?

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