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

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 29 05:12:02 EDT 2011

On 29 Jun 2011, at 10:03, James Cummings wrote:

> 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?  
you dont…

why this obsession with using <ptr> i wonder

> 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.

ah, you fall into the Martin H school of thought.

so you think <graphic url="foo.jpg"/> and <ptr target="foo.jpg"/>
are more or less interchangeable, the former is just syntactic
sugar, with an implied @rend='transclude'?

perhaps I am too close to the realist coalface, but I want
TEI documents coming at me whose rendering semantics
into web pages is pretty obvious. Jumping from hyperlink
to embedded graphic on the basis of an arbitrary @rend, or
special-cased based on name of parent element, seems
like old-skool TEI to me :-}
Sebastian Rahtz      
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