[tei-council] solving unnumbered divs (bis)
wittern at kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Thu Jan 18 07:24:51 EST 2007
Lou Burnard wrote:
> Wittern Christian wrote:
>> Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>> you could offer a choice between
>>> 1. remove all numbered divs from the TEI
>>> 2. remove div0 entirely
>>> 3. always start with div0
>>> 4. allow div0 or div1 as starting point
>> To which I would like to add
>> 5. numbered divs always start with div1
>> since that is what I prefer. Given the (perceived) demographics of
>> the TEI community, I would expect this to be a popular one. And you
>> should make it clear that everybody gets to choose only one!
> Is it wise to base this decision solely on "perceived demographics"?
> WHat's the basis for the perception? Where is the evidence?Those chaps
> in NZ have barely started their survey yet, let alone produced any results.
> I note also that we have in the past made far more radical changes in P5
> (id to xml:id, lang to xml:lang) on the basis of other criteria, and
> even (in the latter case) in the teeth of voluble opposition from the
> "perceived demographic".
> Personally I would like to have a good technical argument for making (or
> not making) any of these changes.
Well, I guess you noted the tongue in cheek. But as it happens, this is
supposed to go into a questionaire to solicit some answers to this very
questions -- with results that might be quite different from what I
expected. And BTW, the original set originated with Sebastian, it is
not something I made up.
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