[tei-council] Fwd: draft minutes from chicago

Lou Burnard 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.

OK, corrected.

> Group A4 (new genetic markup elements):
> I recall a lot of discomfort with the rather confusing intent of<undo>
> and<redo>.

Yes, added comment.

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