Timothy John Finney writes:
> I would like to use XLinks from certain elements in our TEI Lite XML
> documents. Does this mean that I need to add the respective XLink
> attributes to every element I want to use as a starting point?
as of today, yes
> Could I use the Pizza Chef to do such a thing?
if you wrote an extension file which redefined %a.global;, I guess it
would do the trick
> Also, do you think that XLinks would serve as a suitable alternative to
> TEI Lite's existing cross-referencing scheme involving <ref>, <ptr>,
> <xref>, and <xptr> elements?
It is a notional agenda item for the next version of the TEI, to see
how XML technologies like xlink can be be used with the TEI, to
replace or enhance some parts of it. I suppose you could start
thinking of "P5"? Remember that the new P4 XML/SGML DTDs are now out
there waiting for you to test them!
How to affect that TEI agenda? Join the TEI Consortium, lobby the
about-to-be-formed Technical Council to set up a working group on the
issue, and volunteer for the working group if you have some time.
Can I take this opportunity to remind everyone that the TEI is on the
march again? The TEI Consortium has a clear process whereby the
Guidelines can be changed or enhanced. What it needs now is *members*,
whose subscriptions will finance these changes and improvements, and
provide the structure to make sure it gets done.
Join the TEI today! http://www.tei-c.org