[tei-council] Permalinks, Pilcrows, and Punch.
James.Cummings at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Oct 1 09:48:41 EDT 2007
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> James Cummings wrote:
>> 5) A pilcrow is an internationally recognised character for such
>> permalinks, if you don't believe me read the wikipedia page on the
> my reading of permalinks suggests that this functionality
> is not that of a permalink...
Ok, we are perhaps misusing the term. Permalinks refer to a permanent link for
a blog entry even when it has passed from the front-page or RSS/Atom feed, or
whatever. What these are intended to be are permanent bookmarkable links for
each section and subsection of the guidelines to give a way for users to
reference these in a clickable way when discussing them.
Another option instead of using pilcrows, would be to use so-called 'Purple
Numbers'. In our case, this would be to expose the @xml:id values for each
section. So a heading might read:
6.4.1 Sample Metrical Analyses (VEMEsamp)
with 'VEMEsamp' being a greyed-out link to that section. The problem then being
that maybe our id values are a bit ugly and we don't want to expose them. That
is why I thought just using a permalink character to be better.
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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