[tei-council] invalid examples allowed in Guidelines?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 11 04:44:01 EST 2011

On 11 Jan 2011, at 02:31, Lou Burnard wrote:

> I agree that we should fix as many as possible and will try to do so as 
> soon as I can reliably identify the ones that need attention.

visible to all at http://rahtz.oucs.ox.ac.uk:8080/job/TEIP5/29/parsed_console/?  …..
> The ones that cannot be fixed -- because they are deliberately schematic 
> -- should in my view be recoded as CDATA marked sections. This would 
> have the advantage that they will be visually distinct from the "real" 
> examples. The text around them should also explicitlky draw attention to 
> the fact that these are not valid examples.

James has an interesting counter proposal, that we should make all
the examples entirely valid, but add a new attribute @noDisplay in the TEIX namespace.

  <egXML xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/Examples" xmlns:teix="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/Examples">
    <fileDesc teix:noDisplay='true'>
        <title>The title</title>

would generate in the printed page

      <!-- mandatory contents omitted for readability -->

What do others think of this? I find it rather elegant, and has exactly the
right effect.
Sebastian Rahtz      
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