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

Kevin Hawkins kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Thu Sep 15 16:04:22 EDT 2011

On 9/15/2011 3:46 PM, Stuart A. Yeates wrote:
> 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.

Right, I didn't doubt that Stuart would do this in a standard way.  What 
I'm saying is that asking users of the TEI to declare the 
"linguistic-ness" of an identifier is bizarre to me.

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