[tei-council] dating attributes

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Oct 8 17:40:44 EDT 2006

Sorry, my earlier posting showed I hadn't grokked @exact w/respect to 
@to and @from.
But now I see it, I find

 <foo notAfter="1992/01/03"  exact="from">

a strange way of saying

  <foo from="1992/01/03">

Having one attribute qualifier another like this isn't great.

I'd kind of rather say

 <foo from="1992" fromExact="false" to="1993/01/01" toExact="true">

but I am probably just burbling.

Being a hardliner, I'd also just tell people "change data.temporal if 
you must"
and have done with it.

Sebastian Rahtz      

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