[tei-council] @calendar should be data.pointer

O'Donnell, Dan daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Thu May 13 13:26:22 EDT 2010

I'm a fan of data.pointer too.

On 10-05-13 07:49 AM, James Cummings wrote:
> I'd like to draw Council's attention to Feature Request 2994671
> http://sn.im/tei-fr&aid=2994671 where I make the suggestion that
> the @calendar attribute should be datatype data.pointer in a
> similar manner to the @period attribute.
> While I still think that is the better solution compared to a
> suggested value list of data.enumerated, however, if we decide
> not to make @calendar data.pointer my alternative suggestion is
> that it should have a much more standardised and certainly larger
> list of calendars.  In my comment on the ticket I suggest those
> suggested by W3C for XPath date functions which are:
> ====
> Designator Calendar
> AD Anno Domini (Christian Era)
> AH Anno Hegirae (Muhammedan Era)
> AME Mauludi Era (solar years since Mohammed's birth)
> AM Anno Mundi (Jewish Calendar)
> AP Anno Persici
> AS Aji Saka Era (Java)
> BE Buddhist Era
> CB Cooch Behar Era
> CE Common Era
> CL Chinese Lunar Era
> CS Chula Sakarat Era
> EE Ethiopian Era
> FE Fasli Era
> ISO ISO 8601 calendar
> JE Japanese Calendar
> KE Khalsa Era (Sikh calendar)
> KY Kali Yuga
> ME Malabar Era
> MS Monarchic Solar Era
> NS Nepal Samwat Era
> OS Old Style (Julian Calendar)
> RS Rattanakosin (Bangkok) Era
> SE Saka Era
> SH Mohammedan Solar Era (Iran)
> SS Saka Samvat
> TE Tripurabda Era
> VE Vikrama Era
> VS Vikrama Samvat Era
> ====
> This is a much more reasonable and internationalised list of
> calendars
> than our current list. It comes from a little ways down in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-functions-11/#lang-cal-country
> But I still think that data.pointer is a more powerful solution.
> -James

Daniel Paul O'Donnell
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