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

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 5 05:15:38 EST 2010

On 5 Mar 2010, at 10:10, Lou wrote:

> 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 all possible module universes? just add <p>, I bet it can contain most of the TEI
within it…..

and don't forget that if you <a> has a mandatory child <b> and an optional child <d>,
but you also ask for <e>, in which <d> is mandatory,  then <d> will pop up in <a>
to your surprise. 

> 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 (

not so, for good or bad. thats why/cos the TEI is ambiguous

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

if you can spell out the total algorithm
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