[tei-council] Quoting a TEI object
James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 10 09:58:27 EDT 2008
Laurent Romary wrote:
> In many cases, one has to map schemas and describe the mappings by
> reference to actual objects in the respective encoding schemes. In
> this context do (should) we have a mechanism to refer uniquely to TEI
> objects, beyond the reference to the TEI namespace (<author> in http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0)
> , sort of TEI unique identifiers?
As you suggest with your next message I'd think the proper way to cite
an element, class, or datatype generally is to point to its reference
However, we might want to re-examine that... while the hierarchy should
remain the same, deprecated elements (etc.) disappear. I have no way
easy way to point to something at a particular date in time...unless
maybe I point to it at a particular revision in the SVN source tree?
Pointing to a location in the SVN source tree isn't necessarily very
pretty but does work and is accurate:
See for example an earlier version of <event>
As a cognate example, I can point to any revision of a page in the TEI
wiki at any point in its history. We should be able to do this, somehow,
in the official way we are meant to cite TEI sources as changing objects
However, maybe an easier solution is to cite:
but on the generated reference pages like this contain a link to the
appropriate place in the SVN repository? i.e.
which lists all the revisions.
Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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