[tei-council] attribute names (was MD chapter revised: namespace rules)
lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Apr 14 12:48:54 EDT 2007
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Lou's Laptop wrote:
>> Just to be pernickety for a moment (moi!): attribute names on
>> different elements in the same namespace don't have to be distinct
>> per XML. The @where on tei:foo and the @where on tei:bar can have
>> completely different semantics and datatypes. TEI *recommended
>> practice* however is that they ought to be the same.
> yet we don't stick to this in our own Guidelines, as I just found to
> my cost
> (check out uses of eg @value).
Such cases should be hunted down and extirpated with extreme prejeducie
>> And if you put @myspace:where on tei:foo it *has* to be the same
>> thing as say a @myspace:where on tei:bar, because there's no way of
>> saying otherwise.
> I lost the will to live during this sentence. can you say it more slowly?
the way tony puts it is that all explicitly namespaced attributes are
global because you cannot necessarily tell what elements they are
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