[tei-council] Fwd: draft minutes from chicago
lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 19 07:44:42 EDT 2011
On 18/04/11 00:52, Martin Holmes wrote:
> Group A2 (<document>):
> I think Brett's suggestion of<diploma> instead of<document> as a less
> confusing element name should be included here. It was discussed
> initially outside the formal meeting, but mentioned on the last morning.
> The idea was that<diploma> better represents what is intended by this
> new element, and is less likely to mislead novice users, who might have
> difficulty deciding between<document> and<text>.
I remember Brett's suggestion (and have now added it to the minutes),
but I don't remember it being discussed in any detail. If it had been, I
think I would have argued against it. To those who are aware of its
specific sense in the etymology of "diplomatics" it would indeed be an
ideal choice, but (a) I think the general sense of the word now is as a
synonym for "certificate" (b) it does suggest something on paper or
vellum rather than card stone wax tablet etc. which can't be folded!
> I thought I remembered<item> being mooted for inclusion in att.sortable
> -- am I wrong? If it's not to be included, perhaps the reason for
> excluding it should go into the minutes.
My recollection is that we felt <item> should NOT be included, which is
why I didn't mention it in the minutes
> I thought I remembered that we wanted to use @confidence instead of
> @conf? Did I misremember? "conf" always suggests something to do with
> configuration to me.
> Group A4 (new genetic markup elements):
> I recall a lot of discomfort with the rather confusing intent of<undo>
Yes, added comment.
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