[tei-council] Values of @xml:lang on <exemplum>
James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 30 06:35:54 EDT 2009
David Sewell wrote:
> Cases #1 and #3 seem clear-cut. The former takes @xml:lang="en", the
> latter takes @xml:lang="" (the latter is the explicitly recommended
> XML practice for tagging an element where you want to suppress language
> information, see http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-lang-tag).
Currently the TEI Schemas don't allow us to have xml:lang="" (or at
least in my quick test in oXygen). This is, I'd argue an oversight
since you suggest the spec allows it.
We define it as data.language == xsd:language. So there must be a flaw
in xsd:language that doesn't allow empty values.
Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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