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

stuart yeates syeates at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 18:47:49 EST 2011

On 26/11/11 10:06, Martin Holmes wrote:

> ----------
> <ident>  should be used for tokens such as variable names, class names,
> type names, function names etc. in formal programming languages. (It
> should not be used for element and attribute names in XML, for which the
> special elements<gi>  and<att>  are provided.)
> <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.
> ----------

These definitions give no indication which to use when a textual string 
meets both of those criteria. I suggest that <idno> be given precedence, 
since I imagine it's more widely used.


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