[tei-council] @source and @version for versioning an ODD

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 6 08:25:05 EST 2011

Let me try to clarify the confusion that seems to underly this thread.

Firstly on @version versus @source : these attributes serve different 
though related purposes, and are provided by two different classes.

Members of att.translatable (as the name suggests) are low level text 
containing elements within a spec which contain text that has been or 
might be translated. The purpose of the attribute is to specify the 
version of P5 which was current when that translation was effectuated.

Members of att.readFrom however are specification elements like 
<schemaSpec> or <elementSpec>. The purpose of the @source attribute is 
to specify the version of P5 in which the specification is to be found 
(or, more exactly, in the case of schemaSpec, from which by default its 
child specification elements are to be found.

Secondly, the *value* of both attributes is declared as a specific 
datatype, conforming to some standard or other (cant remember which) 
used to indicate a version number of three digits.

We agreed last time round that the version number was understood to 
apply to P5, and that's what the Guidelines currently say. So when we 
get to P6 we will start again at 1.0.0 (I assume), if we live that long.

Meanwhile, and more urgently, since we are currently on 1.9.something, 
the question I would like Council to express a view on is is the following:

*Will the next release be 1.10.1, or 2.1.1 *?

If not the latter, when will we ever get beyond 1.something?

  On 06/11/11 13:05, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 6 Nov 2011, at 12:55, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> On 6 Nov 2011, at 12:46, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
>>> Are you saying that
>>> <schemaSpec version="tei:1.9.1">
>>> should instead be
>>> <schemaSpec source="tei:1.9.1">
>> um, you might want to rephrase that :-}
> sorry, _I_ was being stupid, I read these as identical.
> There is no @version attribute on<schemaSpec>  is there? its definitely @source.
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