[tei-council] FR 2862151: allow certainty in gap and space
James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Feb 16 03:53:18 EST 2010
O'Donnell, Dan wrote:
> As always, I would ask whether there is a generalisable principle or
> process here? Are we actually rethinking the semantics of glossLike?
No, I think the semantics are the same... the members of model.glossLike
all in some way describe or further refine our knowledge about the
element that contains them. Providing it on <graphic/> and similar
elements would only mean that we're able to describe that element (which
is suitable enough for the use case I think).
What I didn't realise was that gloss is both a member of model.emphLike
and model.glossLike ... some places get gloss not from model.glossLike
but from model.limitedPhrase <- model.emphLike. Maybe we should look
again and see if the other model.glossLike members make sense wherever
gloss is allowed?
> What other parallel situations are there?
That might want <desc>: span? anchor? graphic? cb/lb/pb/milestone?
addSpan/damageSpan/delSpan? ptr? pause? caesura? etc. etc.(random
sample) Basically, if one can argue that you might have a need to
describe the element, or its certainty/precision, then many empty
elements could be lacking model.glossLike.
<graphic/> is a clear and demonstrable use-case. It is good practice to
include alt text on your graphics when transformed to XHTML, and
currently the TEI does not provide a convenient way to do this. (Because
not all graphics are figures.)
> P.S. You're not allowed to characterise your own tickets as sensible ;)
I'm allowed to do whatever I want... now you might not *believe* me. ;-)
It was intended as a tongue-in-cheek comment.
Dr James Cummings, Research Technology Service
Oxford University Computing Services
University of Oxford
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