Edward and others might wish to contemplate the information interchange.
If it is an objective to link up infosets from one encoding project with
another would information interchange be better served by renaming
extensions to the element classes? Perhaps not at the level of encoded
files themselves since the extension is well-documented. However it would
affect the reusability of common tools designed to process, navigate or
render infosets from two different encoding projects. I have here in mind
the example of XSLT transforms.
Again as I suggested in a previous post, the challenge ahead may very well
be developing an encoding mind set that views elements less as species in
a taxonomy and more as topoi - places upon when to connect views or
readings. The naming problem, the value of type problem, the extension
solution, the link-to-analysis solution : the formulation of the problems
reflect a choice of ontological commitments [X is Y versus X resprents Y];
the solutions can invite reconsiderations of the force of those
ontological commitments by proposing representational frameworks that
distinguish the naming of a type and its linking to a token,
distinguish between a case and an instance.
I have a sneaking suspicion that the desire and will to extend element
classes could be read as a type of crypto-parochial-imperialism. Ouch!
> In extending the TEI for the description and encoding of modern
> correspondence material in the DALF project
> <http://www.kantl.be/project/dalf/>, we have allowed <note> to occur in
> all elements. Therefore we have extended the %Inc; class with note and
> redefined the element classes %notes; and %biblPart;.
> Since we have redesigned the occurrence of the <note> tag so
> drastically, we wonder whether we could still use the same element name
> or whether we better rename the element as <globalnote> or so in order
> not to cause any confusion with the TEInote.
> Any input of the list would be much appreciated on this naming
> Edward Vanhoutte
> Centrum voor Teksteditie en Bronnenstudie - CTB (KANTL)
> Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies
> Reviews Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing
> Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde
> Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature
> Koningstraat 18 / b-9000 Gent / Belgium
> tel: +32 9 265 93 51 / fax: +32 9 265 93 49
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