[tei-council] P5 use of rend in examples

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Sun Nov 13 23:52:53 EST 2011

On 11-11-13 05:34 PM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> 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">?

You never do both in the same project, and the encoding description can 
specifically state that the project uses CSS code in its @rend attributes.

> 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
> <datatype maxOccurs="unbounded">
>          <ref name="data.word"/>
> </datatype>

There's nothing that says that data.words must be interpreted as 
discrete, with no relationship to each other, is there?


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