Info WeGA wrote:
> I see the advantages of a "reg"-element in P5, but I wonder why this
> change from an attribute in P4 to an element in P5 is considered as
> such a strict and one-way-change in the case of the "person"- or
> "persName"-context but not in connection with other elements. As far
> as I see, we may further use the attribute "reg" in connection e. g.
> with the elements "country", "orgTitle", "orgName", "orgType", "org*",
> "nationality" - but not in the context of "person" or "placeName". For
> my small ears, this sounds a little inconsequent!
The org* things are scheduled for re-education shortly. They got missed
the places and persons work was done, and it is a definite oversight. So
rely on @reg staying there. <nationality> is a bit special, because @reg
explicity and only for referring to ISO 3166; <country> is the same.
> We do indeed use the "key"-attribute to refer to a database which
> contains detailed personal data of those persons which are mentioned
> in our source-text. But we had until now (as many people who used P4)
> an additional "reg"-attribute in order to give the "register-entry"
> for a person in the context oft the source-text itself, an entry which
> may easily be visualized for the reader (without refering to data
> outside the TEI-file) and proved to be very helpful in daily work.
Maybe you should use
<name key="NAP" n="Nap. Buonaparte">old Boney</name>
ie simply giving a human-readable "label" to the <name>. Others may
consider that abuse?
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