Thank you for clearing my confusion. I now see that TEI already
has what I wanted. It is also helpful to know that choice's children
have equal weight.
The TEI, by all applauded,
is unified and most well ordered;
constructed by some ancient pundits,
additions are always redundant.
On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 21:15 +0000, Lou Burnard wrote:
> You can certainly have as many child elements within <choice> as you
> like. The <alt> element however is not currently a member of the
> model.choicePart class, because it is used to express alternation in a
> rather different (but more general) way. See
> http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/html/SA.html#SAAT for
> discussion of this more general method.
> <choice> is intended for much simpler applications, where all that is
> needed is the ability to say that there's more than one way to encode a
> specific phenomenon. Note also that the relationship between one <alt>
> and another is not necessarily the same as that between one choicePart
> and another: all the children of <choice> have equal weight whereas
> <alt>s can be given probabilities.
> Tim Finney wrote:
> > I would like to see <choice> able to take two or more <alt>ernatives. In
> > one school of thought, the obverse of 'unclear' is 'clear.' In another,
> > less constrained, universe there are many parallel unclears.
> > E.g.
> > He possessed
> > <choice><alt>nuclear</alt><alt>unclear</alt><alt>invisible</alt></choice> WMDs.
> > Best
> > Tim Finney
> > On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 11:21 -0700, Dan O'Donnell wrote:
> >>I don't remember what the janus pair of unclear would be, but you can
> >>certainly see that it might mark a point of simultaneous markup... maybe