[tei-council] genetic draft -- from Brett, pt. 2
James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 25 11:27:15 EDT 2011
On 25/08/11 16:03, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 25 Aug 2011, at 15:54, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> Oops, no it was a premature tap on the SEND button.
>> I meant to say how about "transcript" for sourceDoc ?
> i said that 2 days ago and you pooh-poohed it…
A developer working on genetic editing projects who happens to read this
archive mentioned to me over a pint last night that if geneticists were
reading this willy-nilly debating over hard-chosen names they might be
put out. I only mention it as a reminder that some people are watching
these conversations with great interest.
The point about the word 'document' or possible 'sourceDoc' is
highlighting the difference between 'text' and (physical) 'document'.
Whatever name is chosen it should be preserving or strengthening that
distinction. (i.e. I have no problem with document or sourceDoc, I think
'transcript' means the wrong thing.)
With 'layer' and similar namings I'm happy enough with those, but do
have a slight worry that this prefers a spatial (rather than temporal or
conceptual set of changes) metaphor. But I'm more willing to compromise
on that than (say) merging <document> and <facsimile> into a single thing.
However, I think council could go round in circles for ages about these
names, and would be happy to delegate the bickering over this to a
subcommittee of 3 ppl or so including those like Elena and Lou who have
spent the most time immersed in the genetic editing community. (But
maybe I'm alone in my trusting nature.)
Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
OUCS, University of Oxford
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