[tei-council] reviewing SA again;what is standoff?

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Oct 12 05:27:49 EDT 2006

Thanks to this discussion and other contributions from the Council 
(notably the earlier discussion about how to redo the Comenius example), 
I am hoping to have a somewhat improved draft of this chapter for your 
consideration by the end of the week.

   James Cummings wrote:
>> Similarly with XInclude: just because there are lots of uses for it
>> other than for stand-off markup, uses that are certainly more popular
>> than for stand-off, doesn't mean we shouldn't suggest using it for
>> stand-off. 
> I think part of the problem is 14.9 is entitled 'Stand-off Markup' and 
> yet all it discusses in-depth is XInclude as a method to do this.
> Specifically 14.9.3 is "Doing stand-off markup in TEI" and only mentions 
> XInclude.  Perhaps the first paragraph should mention that there are 
> other ways to do this?  While I agree XInclude is one method to do 
> stand-off markup, and that many of the other methods are mentioned in 
> other places in chapter 14, this makes the implication (to me pretending 
> to be an unfamiliar user of the TEI at least) that XInclude is the only 
> way to do stand-off markup in the TEI. Is this really what we intend?
> -James

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