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

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Thu Nov 24 08:35:52 EST 2011

On 11-11-24 01:14 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 24 Nov 2011, at 04:53, Laurent Romary wrote:
>> I unterstand and tend to agree to this notion of context, but how would you tag such an identifier in plain text, like in a discussion about ISBN's, PND's.... or Wikipedia identifiers?
> just what<ident>  is for, surely? it is sugar for<hi rend="identifier">

Absolutely not, in my view. We're specifically trying to disambiguate 
them, by clarifying that they should be used for different purposes. The 
additions to definitions that I've been trying to draft are designed to 
make it clear that you can't put the same information in <idno> in one 
context and <ident> in another. <ident> is for things like variable and 
class names, not for reference identifiers in cataloguing systems (for 


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