[tei-council] xml:space= -- harmful to our health?
Syd_Bauman at Brown.edu
Fri Oct 19 12:15:33 EDT 2007
SR> I don't really give a monkeys about xml:space :-}
Really? If that's the case, I'm saddened. If you actually think
this is important, well, you're a smart guy and I could be wrong. And
it has certainly seemed that this is important to you. You inserted
it into the Guidelines with neither an editor's nor Council's
approval, and then when "foul" was cried, refused to fix it. You've
claimed that XML requires it, and that TEI users will expect it. I
suspect that more than one Council member believes that xml:space=
should be in the TEI based on your input.
But if in fact you don't care, it's a real shame that we're stuck
> what I _do_ care about is that we _don't_ bring up old debates a
> week before a deadline....
I suppose it is just too late to remove xml:space= from att.global.
Too bad, because although I agree that no one is going to not use TEI
because it is there, its presence is not only an embarrassment IMO,
but it is one more thing that users (particular new users) have to
wade through. At the very least, perhaps we can move it from 1st in
the tagdoc to near the end.
(BTW, if TEI did not have xml:space=, adding it would be a conformant
customization, because it is in a different namespace. Luckily
removing it is also a conformant customization :-)
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