[tei-council] comments on "Representation of Primary Sources"
James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Oct 28 08:04:16 EST 2007
Lou Burnard wrote:
>> According to its <desc>, <g>:
>> <q>(character or glyph) represents a non-standard character or glyph.
>> @ref points to a description of the character or glyph intended. </q>
>> This would preclude the use for more than one glyph. Since the intention is
>> to docment the abbreviation, which is arguably one glyph, <g> could be seen
>> to represent the abbreviation, referenced through the @ref attribute, but
>> not the characters "er" or "per" as in the example.
>> I would therefore propose to rewrite the example using these characters as
>> the content of <g>:
>> eu<g ref="#er">er</g>y <g ref="#per">per</g>sone that loketh after heuen
>> hath a place in this
> This is OK for the earlier examples, and I have made the suggested
> changes there, but it wouldn't work for the later examples where <am>
> and <ex> are introduced. This has also been the subject of some debate
> on one of the lists recently, so I'm reluctant to rock this part of the
> boat without further discussion -- James?
I don't think this is a problem in the examples where <am> and <ex> exist, in
this case I would just have <g ref="#per"/> since it is standing as a single
character, but I agree with Christian that <g ref="#per">per</g>sone is better,
but see that you've already done that change.
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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