> Yes, I agree that we stated several times that @rend and @rendition both
> relate to the source, not the output, because after all the TEI is a
> descriptive system and (as you suggest) you might one day want to say
> all those hi rend="bold" should instead be underlined (or played at
> maximum volume, or cause lights to flash in the lobby, or whatever). I
> note only that this is a line in the sand, because people *will* insist
> on marking up how they think something ought to be read (as I just have
> with those stars).
I know, I just thought it useful to the discussion to reiterate
the underlying tension.
> I continue to think that it's the job of a stylesheet and some external
> processor to determine how to render a document, and that the document
> itself shouldn't be cluttered with anything beyond some hints about
> preferences in that direction. Otherwise, why not use Word? So I
> personally would not want to see the TEI straying too far in this
> direction. It's not our job to exhaustively prescribe "the many possible
> output formats" you refer to.
Which is certainly a vote for the status quo. :-) I'm tending
towards that because someone like Martin could always use
@html:style if they wanted and felt it was appropriate.
Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service
OUCS, University of Oxford