[tei-council] P5 use of rend in examples
sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 13 11:34:14 EST 2011
On 12 Nov 2011, at 22:29, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> the examples should be
> consistent when such use is incidental rather than central to the
> current discussion at hand.
Yes, a nice statement of principle for people writing Guidelines examples.
Limit the amount of variability if its not needed in that context.
> You'll see that we leave spaces in our attribute values to make them
> more readable.
I have said it before, but I say it again, I think this is Wrong Wrong Wrong. @rend is defined
as an unbounded set of whitespace-separated tokens. Usage like "font-style: italic", using two tokens
which must (implicitly) be conjoined to make up the desired effect, is simply abuse in
my interpretation of @rend. I regard it as saying "you can describe the look of this beast
using as many words as you like from a vocabulary", not "write a sentence describing the look,
using the vocabulary". As a processor of this stuff, how do I reconcile <hi rend="font-style: italic">
with <hi rend="bold underlined red">?
I don't suppose I will make you and Syd change your minds, however :-}
Depressingly, the Guidelines say "Although the contents of the <att>rend</att> attribute are free
text", which is not technically true - it is
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