[tei-council] attribute names (was MD chapter revised: namespace rules)
daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Mon Apr 16 00:22:12 EDT 2007
On Sun, 2007-04-15 at 10:32 +0100, James Cummings wrote:
> Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > James Cummings wrote:
> >> Yup, I understand and agree with all of that. So by suggesting that
> >> people use namespaces for their new attributes we encourage the good
> >> practice that TEI already follows of not having @myspace:where mean
> >> something on one element and @myspace:where mean something else on
> >> another element.
> > what if add the TEI-consonant @type to an element which doesnt have it
> > already?
> I believe consensus was that this was an 'unclean' change, and thus
> element and attribute are put in a user-defined namespace.
Indeed it was the consensus. And indeed if you added it to new elements
because you wanted to have a global type element, we seemed to think
that all types were my:type.
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