I very much like your revision of the proposal. Current structures in <encodingDesc> would still allow encoders to elaborate on @rendScheme should they so desire, and as you suggest, pointing to the ODD would be preferable to relisting the tokens in the header. If people ever use @rend in the header, then perhaps @rendScheme should go on <TEI> rather than <text>. I imagine there are cases where @rend is used in the header.
Or @rendScheme could (shudder) be a global attribute that allowed one to change to different schemes within a document. Elements would inherit @rendScheme from their closest @rendScheme-bearing ancestor.
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On Friday, March 23, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 23 Mar 2012, at 11:37, John Walsh wrote:
> > How about instead of new CSS rend attribute, we introduce a single element for the header:
> > <rendValues scheme="CSS"/> or
> > <rendValues scheme="tokens"/> or
> > <rendValues scheme="tokens/>
> > rendValues should not be empty but allow paragraphs and such for further explanation and/or links to specs or documentation on, say, rendition ladders, etc.
> Yes, I am attracted to something like that. it has the crucial advantage of allowing an automated check that
> a document is consistent and useable.
> my concern is the overlap with ODD. It gives us two places to list the possible token values,
> if we follow your proposal, and has the likelihood of redundancy across documents. For that reason
> I'd prefer a very succinct and limited syntax.
> How about an attribute on <text> of @rendscheme with the possible values of "tokens",
> "css", "text" and maybe "ladders"? default would be "tokens", i.e. an unordered set of distinct words.
> we would set the datatype of @rend to plain text (i.e. anything legal in XML),
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