Jon Noring wrote:
> Any more thoughts? Should the powers-who-are in TEI consider expanding
> the list of standardized "unit" attribute values to include those
> related to some type of theme/scene/story breaks or discontinuities?
> If this makes sense, is it too late to get it into P5 at this last
The values for the @unit attribute on <milestone> are *not* standardized
by TEI, actually. The spec says "suggested values include" which means
just that -- these values are suggested for the purposes given, mostly
to show what kinds of values you might like to use. There's an implicit
suggestion that if you want to talk about one of the features covered by
the list of suggestions then you'll do it in the way suggested, but
there's certainly no implication that only those values are legal or
standardized. If there were, it would be enforced by the schema and it
would say "legal values are" or "legal values include".
The shutters are now done on any changes that affect the TEI schemas for
TEI P5. But adding a new suggested value wouldn't affect the schemas
(see above).... so I'm happy to consider suggestions for such values
(complete with gloss), if they arrive in the next few days.