Il giorno mar, 26-04-2005 alle 08:54 -0600, Daniel O'Donnell ha scritto:
> I'd say the answer for *right now* depends on how far along you are in
> your project. For people beginning a new project, I'd say P5 is the way
> to go, since your markup will be obsolete otherwise before you are
> finished. For a project already committed to P4 markup or facing a short
> deadline, I'd say stick with P4 until the documentation and practice for
> P5 has caught up with where you are. The type of "how do I encode..."
> question we discuss here all the time and that sends us all scurrying to
> the Guidelines isn't as easily ;) answered for P5 yet, both because
> there is less experience and because the documentation isn't there yet.
This is sound advice, no doubt about it, but the fact is that my current
markup isn't 100% P4 compliant, and it's final "scheme" (the "theory"
which is implemented in a DTD) is still in a flux. If, as I understand,
P5 will allow for easier customization, it would repay the effort
involved in such a migration.
> In other words, I'm a big believer in being second.
Usually I am too, I just suspect that going for cutting edge might make
> P.S. In terms of modifying the dtd: why? I generally find it useful to
> try and work within the dtd... and rarely have found something that
> couldn't be done.
One wouldn't believe you asked how to add @type to a.global! ;)
Interestingly enough, my main reason to look for new/modified elements
(apart from adding some syntactic sugar) was touched in that very
thread: the problems in distinguishing between lexical and orthographic
(those you called "transcriptional") words, which I think can be
conveniently resolved by an ad hoc element, even if only as syntactic
sugar for <seg type="orthoword">.
 OK, admittedly ugly as hell, but you see what I mean :)
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