[tei-council] Disambiguation of <ident> and <idno> (and also <gi>)

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 24 07:39:31 EST 2011

On 24 Nov 2011, at 11:48, Laurent Romary wrote:
>> just what <ident> is for, surely? it is sugar for <hi rend="identifier">
> That's exactly what I (didn't - indeed) want (ed) to hear from you. From an ontological point of view I don't like so much to see the same object receiving a schizophrenic treatment depending on where it appears (and we do mean the same thing in both cases).

<idno> is a superset of <ident>.  It does the same job, but adds extra semantics, viz that
not only am I identifying this as an ID in general, but actually as the actual ID of my parent object.

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