On 12/06/11 13:13, Brett Zamir wrote:
> TEI and using<link/> in HTML. Yes, tools have to be developed to
> support XPointers, but that's something the web actually needs to learn
> from TEI.
As a complete tangent... as someone who likes watching the
evolution of such things, and for a sense of history, we should
remind ourselves that XPointer was partly inspired by the TEI
Guidelines and TEI P3 <xptr>. This is not news to most on this
list of course, but things like this are worth highlighting
occasionally to remind us of the TEI's effect on the development
of other recommendations. Early drafts said things like:
"Text Encoding Initiative: The TEI Guidelines (TEI P3) provide a
formal syntax for extended pointers, specifiers for structured
data, graphics, and other data, that is the main semantic basis
http://www.w3.org/1999/07/WD-xptr-19990709 (view source)
Later this became:
"Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines [TEI]: This application
provides a formal syntax for "extended pointers," locators for
structured markup that underlie the initial design for XPointer."
This disappears entirely from later published versions and the
newer framework http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-xpointer/ except as a
reference to P3 in its bibliography.
Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford