[tei-council] Fwd: Re: Notes on chapter 11 (part one)

Gabriel Bodard gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Thu Nov 10 07:10:44 EST 2011

Minor point:

On 2011-11-10 12:02, Lou Burnard wrote:
> Just out of curiosity i checked to see whether the Glines are at all
> consistent in their suggested values for the rend attribute. No prizes
> for guessing the answer! For values beginning with "it", here are the
> results:
> it (25
> ital (2
> italic (27
> italics (5
> I obstinately think this is not entirely a bad thing.

I can see a case that this inconsistency is not the end of the world, 
but I'm having trouble imagining an argument that it's actually a good 
thing? (Unless the point were to argue that we shouldn't be the ones to 
try to impose such consistency and so this mess makes that point, which 
doesn't convince me.)

I should have thought that we should normalize to "italic" in all cases 
(following CSS, if you need a reason other than euphony), *and* 
encourage people to. But I'm sure I'm about to hear a coutner-argument...

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Research Associate in Digital Epigraphy)

Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
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