[tei-council] @key to be deprecated?

Kevin Hawkins kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Tue Sep 20 09:21:10 EDT 2011

On 9/20/2011 3:31 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> The URN-style magic key is also a standardized magic that someone who
> knows XML / web standards but is new to the TEI will be able to grok
> without having to pore over the TEI standard. From an interoperability
> point of view, that looks like a clear win to me.
> +1 from me. Magic keys are good, but even better set in a container labelled "magic"

Let me add that my reason for choosing target="urn:foo" over key="foo" 
was a bit more pragmatic: @target was available on the elements I wanted 
to point from, whereas @key was not.  For uniformity, I chose to use 
@target everywhere instead of mixing @target and @key.

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