Since I'm a "universalist" with regards to @type, this would get my vote
But despite that, I'm not sure it solves the problem: @type isn't the
kind of att that I'd use for meta-information about the content of the
tag. I see it more as a way of subdividing the semantic range of the
element. edition/@type="candidateRecommendation" or
edition/@type="deprecated" doesn't seem to me to be a semantic
subdivision in the way that edition/@type="digitalTranscription" |
edition/@type="originalPrint" might be. In the first case I've really
talking about status rather than type of edition; in the second I'm
specifying specific types of edition rather than commenting on their status.
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> could we simply make <edition> take the @type attribute?
> would that be simpler than a new attribute?
Daniel Paul O'Donnell
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