As you unfailing do you have taken a mere recollection and pointed to some
interesting areas of investigation. Thanks.
I suspect that another area of interest would be schema rules and
validation of constraints on feature structures. Very interesting.
> Dear Francois,
> At 04:59 PM 5/8/2006, you wrote:
>> > I am considering doing the same thing
>> > for the ids of the footnotes, for instance
>> > xml:id="RefEd_p_26_fn_**" Is this a legitimate use of id
>> > strings or should it be avoided?
>><quote>I would suggest, as have others already, that you put the
>>in the content of either attributes or elements. Otherwise, documents of
>>the type that you are elaborating are incomplete without a stylesheet - I
>>can't know if they are valid until the syntax of the domain strings has
>>I was excited about the prospect of leveraging XSLT and its string and
>>Under P5 could a schema be created to validate an "attribute grammar"
>>specific to a TEI instance? If so how would the Guidelines treat such a
> Although I haven't been privy to these discussions in detail, I
> believe the allowance in P5 of Schematron rule sets has at least been
> suggested. As you probably know, in Schematron, rules are expressed
> in XPath; especially with XPath 2.0 support (regular expressions!),
> assertion of rules such as you're describing should be possible at
> least in principle.
> As for the Guidelines, they'd treat such a creature the same as
> they'd treat any Schematron rules you cared to include.
> Check out the XPath 2.0 matches() function. Writing a simple
> stylesheet to do this without Schematron is another reasonable approach.
> As for whether such an "attribute grammar" is a good idea or not ...
> as always, that depends on requirements. Sometimes eager designers
> will deploy such a scheme based on its presumed usefulness, only to
> find it makes for maintenance headaches without giving real benefits;
> this gives such constraints a bad name in some circles. So: freshmen
> like them, sophomores disdain them, juniors are jaded and seniors are
> equable. (Apologies to readers who don't know the class system of US
> four-year undergraduate institutions.)
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