That is not a bad idea, although for hand-coding it involves quite a bit more
On Wednesday 03 October 2001 21:45, Gregory Murphy wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Trent Shipley wrote:
> > I am working on my dissertation. My pet peeve is having to use a kludge
> > like:
> > <note type="draftComment">Expand discussion of the above
> > ethnographies</note>
> > for comments that should show up in pre-publication formmated copies.
> > When working with transcription, archival, or literary material the same
> > need shows up when scholars need to attach ephemeral comments as
> > reminders to themselves or other team members.
> > The SGML
> > <!-- *this is ae comment about the SGML code itself* -->
> > is unsatisfactory because you want to selectively access the draftComment
> > data for processing. Indeed, you might want to carry it indefinitely as
> > a way to automatically document the scholarly process.
> If you are committed to SGML-only solutions, what about using marked
> sections? You can selectively include or exclude the contents based on the
> value of an entity defined in the document type subset. E.g.:
> <!doctype tei.2 PUBLIC "-//TEI//DTD TEI Lite 1.6//EN" [
> <!ENTITY % comment 'INCLUDE' >
> <![ %comment; [
> <note>Expand discussion of the above ethnographies</note>
> That way you can have the notes be included or not by changing the value of
> just the one entity. Some sgmls parsers, like James Clark's nsgmls, will
> even allow you to do that from the command line.
> - Gregory Murphy <[log in to unmask]>
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