[tei-council] Chapter 1
Syd_Bauman at Brown.edu
Wed Feb 6 03:30:36 EST 2008
> Lou's convinced me on everything below except the standards
> business: can one not have international standards that are not
Indeed there are international standards that are not ISO. Some have
even accused TEI of being one (although we deny it). IIRC, the only
non-ISO international standard we refer to in the Guidelines is the
SI, the international system of measurement.
But the text Brett Zamir was pondering adding "ISO" to is from the
<desc> element in the data.temporal.iso tagdoc, and at first glance I
don't see any compelling reason to note that the international
standard we're referring to is published by the ISO, or that it's
number is 8601:2004, there in the <desc>. However, we should put that
information *somewhere* in the tagdoc. Right now the <desc> has the
title, but not the ISO 8601:2004 part, and the <remarks> refer to
"ISO 8601", but not the title. They need to be associated somehow so
the user new to international standards can easily figure out they're
the same thing.
If anyone has any opinions about how this should be rectified, speak
up soon. Otherwise I'll make something up on my own later this week.
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