[tei-council] Fwd: Some more on notatedMusic to the council

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 29 05:03:41 EDT 2011

On 29/06/11 09:51, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> no, you're misunderstanding.<embed>  is _instead_ of<ptr>

I don't like that.  If I have one ptr why should I have to do 
notatedMusic/embed/ptr?  The semantics of ptr are that it points 
to another location, nothing more or less, if inside notatedMusic 
I decide to process this in one way or another is an arbitrary 
processing decision just like any other use of ptr.

> I do still worry about implying that<ptr>  and<graphic>  children
> of<nuChoice>  (aka musicNotation) are of the semantic similarity needed
> to make them viable siblings in a choice parent.

I agree. If an <embed> element existed I would say that 
notatedMusic gets one of ptr/graphic/binaryObject OR embed.  But 
since we don't have embed...


Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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