[tei-council] invalid examples allowed in Guidelines?

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 11 06:56:29 EST 2011

On 11/01/11 10:53, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> one school of thought would say we should make all elements in all examples expandable/collapseable

In the web view, yes I would probably agree with that, but you 
need to record somewhere what its _default_ state is (which is 
then what is seen in a printed view, one supposes).  That is 
really what I'm proposing, I think.  I don't feel this is too 
much of a slippery slope because I don't see where it can go. 
I'm not proposing recording other forms of rendition information 
about examples... only answering the need for some of them to 
appear fragmentary but still be valid when copied and pasted. 
Expanding that, or providing further rendition information we 
already have technologies to do.  We can put an @xml:id on an 
example and then say "this funny example, colour it all pink" 
through using something like CSS.  But to use mechanisms like 
that to hide only certain children seems painful in the extreme. 
  Showing only portions of examples appears like a 
straightforward use-case to me.


Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service
OUCS, University of Oxford

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