[tei-council] Amelia's proposal for better namespace practice

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Tue Sep 20 08:42:20 EDT 2011

I'm feeling rather dumb here: I don't understand her proposal, and I 
don't understand what problem it's trying to solve. It appears to be 
suggesting something far more verbose than the current (rather 
convenient, IMHO) namespace-prefixing system, which, as you say, would 
lead to much bigger files and, I think, a lot less human-readability.

But I surely misunderstood it. I could have used some sample code to 
help me.


On 11-09-20 02:39 AM, Piotr Bański wrote:
> Here's the generative part of the cycle of creation that happens after
> the analysis has been done and all hairs got pulled out: a suggestion
> for better practice that might lead to established practice one day,
> that Amelia A. Lewis made recently at xml-dev:
> http://markmail.org/message/tkkwxxsxfryrxd2u
> Subject:  giving xml a colonic: re-opening (or re-opining on) an old
> argument
> From:	Amelia A Lewis (amyz... at talsever.com)
> Date:	Sep 9, 2011 8:16:45 pm
> List:	org.xml.lists.xml-dev
> (longish but clear and enjoyable)
> This is something we might discuss applying at least at the level of
> TEI-C official ODDs and chs 22,23 (at the level of the general
> Guidelines, I don't know, it could be hard; but it could be a P6 thing,
> if the community accepts it).
> If someone asks what it would buy us locally, I'd say mostly verbosity
> and inflation of size. But on a more general plane, it might give us the
> TEI's participation in moving XML forward, again, which sounds kind of
> cool. Especially when influential people are still not afraid to ask
> "Eh? TEI? Is that still alive?".
> Striving to think forward,
>    P.

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