dsewell at virginia.edu
Fri Jul 10 10:04:41 EDT 2009
I don't think it is a problem in the context of Tite. But the question
was about internationalization. Suppose you have a French customization
where roughly half of the standard TEI elements are renamed, e.g.:
add -> ajout
del -> supp
choice -> choix
and you are then editing a file that looks like this:
<p>Qui a picqué <choix><supp>la plume</supp><ajout>le
bic</ajout></choix> de ma <rs key="001">tante</rs>?</p>
<p> and <rs> are in the TEI namespace, the others in the French
namespace. But this is not evident from the local context. Is that bad?
For a newcomer to TEI, it could certainly be a source of confusion.
On Fri, 10 Jul 2009, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> David Sewell wrote:
> > so a human editor of a file,
> > pre-processing, has no way to know which elements pick up their
> > namespacing from the DTD without looking at the DTD. Hence it may be
> > unclear which elements are canonical TEI elements and which are renamed
> > or otherwise custom elements. Whether or not this is truly a "problem"
> > depends on the context, I suppose.
> I really can't see this as problem. why is this human editor and why does she
> whether elements are canonical or not in Tite? the end user editor will have
> had it
> translated to real TEI, and the digitizing editor doesnt care.
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