[tei-council] some attribute issues
Syd_Bauman at Brown.edu
Tue Oct 16 20:46:25 EDT 2007
> You don't sound like a broken record particularly, and I'm very
> happy to patch up these details, but may I reiterate please that it
> is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT to read and comment on the new ST ?
You may certainly reiterate it, but it would be redundant and a bit
pointless, as you already asked me to take a look at ST this morning,
and I already told you I'm on it.
Check. I agree, "markup" is better.
> > * I hope I don't sound like a broken record, but the version=
> > attribute of <TEI> is still declared as data.decimal. (Besides not
> > doing cool things like pointing to the ODD, which IIRC James wants
> > and is what derailed the conversation last time, this doesn't even
> > permit "1.0.1", or "5.0.1" or "P5 1.0".)
> What should it be then?
Well, unless we can agree on a version numbering scheme in *very*
short order (for which I don't have high hopes, as we have been
unable to do so for years), I think it has to be
Personally, I'd much prefer we dictate what should be used as the
version number. E.g. "P5" followed by ":" followed by either
a) the Sourceforge release number, e.g. "0.4.1",
b) the Sourceforge revision number, e.g. "r3682", or
c) the date of the revision, e.g. "2007-05-23".
Or some such system.
> > * The example in the quotation tagdoc
> > (http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/P5/Guidelines-web-beta/en/html/ref-quotation.html)
> > should use references to Unicode code points (e.g. "double curly
> > quotation marks: U+201C and U+201D") instead of prose descriptions.
> > While we're here, why is the default value of marks= of <quotation>
> > "all"? This didn't make sense to me in P4, either.
> Because that is the normal expected behaviour: use Unicode characters.
The example still needs to be changed, whether or not the default is
But you've convinced me that the default should be removed. It is
most certainly *not* the normal expected behavior in a TEI document
to retain all quotation marks. That's the expected behavior in a
Project Gutenberg plain-text file, not a TEI file. At the very least,
in a TEI file there is no expected behavior (which is one good reason
to have a <quotation> element :-).
Back to ST for a bit before bed.
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