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

Stuart A. Yeates syeates at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 03:35:15 EDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Kevin Hawkins
<kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info> wrote:
> 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.

If it's any consolation, the work that I'm doing that raised this
issue should make quite a few language identification issues
significantly easier in the future.


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