[tei-council] [ 2493799 ] add decoNote to model.noteLike
James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 30 02:23:24 EST 2009
I've been looking at this feature request. Basically the idea submitted
is that <decoNote> is just syntactic sugar for <note type="decoration">
and so really it should be available anywhere that <note> is allowed.
i.e. it should be added to model.noteLike (currently has note and
I think I disagree with this suggestion because I don't believe the
premise that it is syntactic sugar for <note type="decoration">. <note>
for example has att.placement and @resp/@anchored/@target/@targEnd
attributes. Instead I think that decoNote is more like a simplified p
that is used in a very specific context. (Though where it is allowed
could maybe be tightened up further.)
I looked at the other ways we handle somethingNote elements: basically
handNote and typeNote. And in each case I'd make the argument that it
isn't really just syntactic sugar for <note type="something"> but the
same kind of specific container in a specialised context.
Therefore, I'd recommend that we not implement this suggestion.
Incidentally, is it inconsistent naming that we have decoDesc/decoNote
typeDesc/typeNote but handNotes/handNote?
Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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