[tei-council] FR nuncles: new element tei:objectType

Matthew James Driscoll mjd at hum.ku.dk
Wed Jan 5 06:58:57 EST 2011

Now I'm no longer on the council (bet you miss me) and therefore not entitled to an opinion, but I can't see any reason why you couldn't use @form in this way, e.g.

<objectDesc form="tee-shirt">

But if this is meant to be an element in its own right, rather than an attribute, it should probably have the same name as the attribute, as is the case with material.

<objectDesc form="codex">
 <supportDesc material="mixed">
  <p>Early modern
  <material>parchment</material> and

So my suggestion would be to change @form to @objectType and use that also as the name of the element.


-----Original Message-----
From: tei-council-bounces at lists.village.Virginia.EDU [mailto:tei-council-bounces at lists.village.Virginia.EDU] On Behalf Of Lou Burnard
Sent: 5. januar 2011 12:56
To: TEI Council
Subject: Re: [tei-council] FR nuncles: new element tei:objectType

On 05/01/11 11:48, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> thanks, those examples do help. and<object>  would be the right word.

But still ambiguous.

> sorry to be dumb, but remind me why @form on<objectDesc>  does not cut it?

I wondered the same thing -- presumably it's because they want to use it 
in other contexts than <objectDesc>, as with <material>

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