[tei-council] a proposal for a change to ODD (copy of ticket I just put in SF)

Lou lou.burnard at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 5 05:10:12 EST 2010

Not wishing to be drawn into speculation about what Laurent may or may 
not have in mind, I do think there is a case to be made for saying that 
when I ask for a given element, I actually mean "this element and all 
its possible children". In other words, I want this element to behave as 
if it and its possible children were a distinct module.

This is not the same as saying "I want this element and all its 
mandatory children" of course -- I believe that ODD processors are 
required to do this already (whence the presenece of so many zombies)

Hence my proposal on the SF ticket for an additional attribute on 
<elementSpec> (or <elementref> if we go that way)

Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 5 Mar 2010, at 07:23, Laurent Romary wrote:
>> Second, we need to simplify the listing of needed elements by  
>> introducing a simplified version of 'cristals'
> I think what you have in mind really is "design patterns", viz
> LR's considered opinion of what a well-dressed bibliographical
> ODD should wear.  I suspect that trying to formalize this into the
> TEI core is going to run into problems.
> I'd rather you said
>  <include href="http://www.example.com/oddpatterns/dariah_bibl_cristal.odd"/>
> to make it explicit that it is, basically, a _view_ of the TEI.
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