Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Katrien Depuydt wrote:
>> However, it is very contra-intuitive to the encoders here to use an
>> attribute 'from' to refer to a target.
>> Any objections to my adaption of the DTD? And if not might I
>> suggest adding a possible attribute 'target' to <xptr> in P5?
> The ptr/xptr ref/xref pairs are slated for major revision in
> P5. The suggestion currently on the table is to remove
> xptr/xref, and give ptr/ref an attribute to point to a URI.
> This would make it much more like the HTML <a> element. How
> you point to "third paragraph from the sun, turn left, find
> the first bibl" in the external document is less clear
> (though the working group has proposals). Most people I
> suspect will use the simple #NAME mechanism which is
> familiar from HTML
To use the #NAME-mechanism you have to be able to name something in the
document you are jumping to. So this can not be used if you wish to
point to documents which are read-only. The use of the HyTime location
ladder which is exactly the mechanism for pointing to "third paragraph
from the sun, turn left, find the first bibl" -so I would find it very
unfortunate if this is removed - and it would make TEI a poorer tool.