[tei-council] multiple namespaces in Tite documents

Kevin Hawkins kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Sun Sep 26 12:13:17 EDT 2010

Hi all,

Perry Trolard and I are creating a set of SourceForge tickets dealing 
with Tite issues.  Once we get all of our info in there, I'll bring 
these to Council with recommendations on how to resolve them.  In the 
meantime, I have a technical and documentation style question.

The Tite ODD introduces a few elements not in the TEI namespace, such as 
<b> and <i>.  Since Tite's root element is <text>, you need to put two 
namespaces here:

<text xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" 
xmlns:tite="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/tite/1.0" xml:id="foo">

(I gave the TEI namespace as the default and called the Tite one "tite". 
  You could call the Tite one whatever you like, I suppose, and you 
could likewise put the Tite namespace elsewhere besides the root.  But 
this seems like the sensible thing to do.)

Would it be appropriate to specify in the Tite documentation the name 
you use for the tite namespace?  If so, I think we should include this 
namespace on examples using elements from this namespace.

For clarity, shouldn't definitions of elements from this namespace 
include this namespace on the element name?


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