a) That is a nice description of the two goals Martin. The last issue of
Digital Medievalist had two articles that touched on questions of
getting from your first TEI usage to the second: one by Patricia Bart
that dealt specifically with project specific developmental markup and a
second by James Cumming that touched on some problems of the transition.
And I've heard a lot of discussion of it at conferences, so it's nice to
have a good formulation.
b) For Lou: in addition to what Martin said about the tool att, the idea
came up I think in a discussion of how a creation app might be
conceptually similar to langusage, which is itself a type of feature
structure, I think. I.e. a place for identifying properties that can be
referred to elsewhere by ID: in this case tools that might have affected
markup in some way and can be called elsewhere. While I agree with
Martin that you want to be careful about global attributes, and while
I'm not sure that there is a need for a tools attribute, I am a big
believer in looking for analogues among existing elements instead of
creating new models. I suppose I have a sweet tooth.
In this case, I think the creationapp proposal seems to lie between
langusage and revisionDesc in syntax and function.
Daniel Paul O'Donnell, PhD
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Director, Digital Medievalist Project
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