[tei-council] Disambiguation of <ident> and <idno> (and also <gi>)
mholmes at uvic.ca
Wed Nov 23 16:18:53 EST 2011
On 11-11-23 01:08 PM, Lou Burnard wrote:
>>> <idno> should be used for labels which uniquely identify an object or
>>> concept in a formal cataloguing system such as a database or an RDF
>>> store, or in a distributed system such as the World Wide Web.
> This misses the crucial point that you can't have an<idno> floating
> around in space. It has to be inside something for which it supplies the
I hadn't really grokked that before. So, trying again:
<idno> should be used for labels which uniquely identify an object or
concept in a formal cataloguing system such as a database or an RDF
store, or in a distributed system such as the World Wide Web. <idno>
must therefore appear inside the element for which it is supplying the
However, I can imagine some possible confusion here. Could I not say:
<p>Jimmy's excellent article appears in <title level="m">Companion to
Digital Literary Studies</title>, ISBN <idno
> I think of it as being like xml:id, but using other rules.
> Though of course you could do something mad like
> <bibl xml:id="xyz">
> <idno type="xmlId">xyz</idno>
> I suppose
>> <p> variable<ident>name</ident> is declared here</p>
>> makes sense, but
>> <p> variable<idno>name</idno> is declared here</p>
>> means ??? supplies an ID for this para? anyway, wrong.
> what he said.
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