[tei-council] P5 use of rend in examples

Pierazzo, Elena elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk
Sun Nov 13 11:04:40 EST 2011

Ok, it is still WE but here I am: I give up on front of the 49 emails I
found this morning.

>I support the three who argue that most every reader of the Guidelines
>is confused when we are inconsistent in the use of attribute values.  So
>while I think it's fine for the Guidelines to say that you can use any
>vocabulary for an attribute like @rend, the examples should be
>consistent when such use is incidental rather than central to the
>current discussion at hand.

+1, unless it is explicitly stated something like: "different project may
use different vocabularies, for instance you can use "it" or "italic",
like in the example below..." I.e. Use the diversity as a pedagogically
explicit statement.
I think to use CSS vocabulary is a good idea: consistent, well known etc.

My understanding if rendition is that it was meant to host a fragment of
CSS, for instance <p rendition="text-indent:1.5cm; font-size:12pt"> or
<seg rend="text-weight="bold"> rather that words from the CSS vocabulary
such as <seg rend="bold">, but I may be mistaken: I was never sure of the
distinction I hate to admit...


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