[tei-council] rendition, rend, and style
daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Wed May 9 13:35:20 EDT 2007
Thinking about the option presented so far, I have a modified option. I
still prefer option A. But I like the idea of html:style for real CSS.
I think there is a fair bit of anecdotal evidence that people would like
the idea of being able to describe the output rendition. But I suppose
it does raise the question of whether that is a structural issue or not
something better handled by stylesheets.
On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 09:08 +0100, Lou Burnard wrote:
> > Incidentally, if we go with B. and style classes are defined in
> > <rendition> elements of the TEI Header, then we could add an attribute
> > to <rendition> that indicates whether the "target" of this rendition
> > "class" is the source text or the output format. The @style attribute
> > would remain ambiguous in terms of source/output, but this ambiguity
> > could be addressed and clarified in the <encodingDesc>.
> Why would you want to use e.g. CSS to describe the *original* rendition?
> surely it lacks many features you'd need (nothing about page layout, for
> example) and has too many irrelevant ones (because it assumes you are
> going to render it on a screen)?
> To my mind it makes sense to keep @rend with the proviso that it's for
> describing the original. If we add @style (and I'm not yet convinced
> it's a good idea) it should refer only to desired output.
> Mixing input/output definitions within <rendition> doesn't bother me
> particularly, though.
> > Once I hear back from others on the Council, I'll proceed with a more
> > formal document on this topic.
> > John
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