On 11-08-26 05:42 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> One way to do this would be with namespaces. Elements deemed to contain
>> only transcription could be in a separate namespace from elements
>> containing interpretive data or metadata.
> it's not impossible we could allow any attribute to also appear as a child
> element in a separate namespace. But I suspect a total rewrite with the
> idea of considerably lessening use of attributes would be cleaner.
I thought what he was basically saying was that _if_ this separation
- elements (in <text> at least) contain transcribed content
- attributes contain editorial/interpretive/metadata content
then indexing and searching the original text would be much simpler.
However, this would make it impossible to use helpful markup inside
editorial interpolations, and there are other issues, such as supplied
<abbr>Brd</abbr> <--- original content
<expan>Board</expan <--- supplied, but should be indexed anyway
The use of distinct namespaces would solve this problem.
> I like Jens' thinking, but its a whole big can of worms to open...
> Sebastian Rahtz
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