[tei-council] FR 2862151: allow certainty in gap and space
gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tue Feb 16 08:59:42 EST 2010
I agree that (a) this was a sensible ticket, and (b) there is a concrete
use-case here which is different from merely thinking something might be
a good idea in principle. Allowing glossLike on all empty elements might
be a good idea in principle, but until there's a use-case for it, let's
not frighten the bees.
On 2010-02-16 08:53, James Cummings wrote:
> 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 Gabriel BODARD
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