[tei-council] FR 2862151: allow certainty in gap and space

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 17 07:03:05 EST 2010

Lou Burnard wrote:
> I haven't thought about it yet. Is this so that we can put notes inside 
> the graphic a la METS?

Or HTML in my use-case, but yes something like that.  My basic 
argument would be: There are plenty of places where one only has 
graphic (or graphic is semantically the right choice over figure) 
where one also has a need to create a description of the graphic 
element.  For example, when wanting to output either HTML (I 
guess or METS) you may wish to provide some text for the 
@html:alt attribute on html:img. Currently the TEI gives no easy 
way to do this (without abusing the semantics of figure, even if 
it were available everywhere graphic is, which it isn't).  Given 
that some countries have disability legislation that means 
websites of publicly-funded institutions (such as universities) 
must provide alt text for images and other accessibility rules 
(SENDA in the UK), it seems reasonable that the TEI should have a 
straightforward way of providing descriptions of graphics.  This 
might also prove useful in locations where figure is not allowed 
but graphic is (e.g. facsimile).


> Laurent Romary wrote:
>> Consensus? (y/n)
>> Laurent
>> Le 16 févr. 10 à 23:32, James Cummings a écrit :
>>>  But yes, all we're suggesting now is that
>>> graphic should be added to model.glossLike.
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