[tei-council] idno, xml:lang, ref and att.pointing

Stuart A. Yeates syeates at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 15:46:57 EDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:01 AM, Kevin Hawkins
<kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info> wrote:
> I prefer Stuart's (I) and (II) over (III), which seems needlessly obtuse
> to me.

Unfortunately, since a  update 2006 of ISO 639-2 (see
http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_changes.php ), use of
xml:lang="zxx" to mark non-linguistic data has been standardised. I'll
not comment on the obtuseness or otherwise of ISO 639-2.


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