On 10 Dec 2012, at 17:06, Louis-Dominique Dubeau <[log in to unmask]>
> I think it is cleaner, but I've noticed that in the bargain we've gained
I did some reading in the Guidelines, and find the following anomalies:
1. examples for <q> and <quote> don't have quote marks in the source
but <said> has one example with and one without. The one _with_ quotes
has them outside the tag, contradicting the guidelines own request that
"the quotation marks should be included within the element, rather than outside it,"
2. <quotation>, which "specifies editorial practice adopted with respect to quotation marks in the original",
is an optional element, with an optional @marks attribute, where the value "all" (all quotation marks have been retained)
is tagged as default.
the first is just confusing and contradictory in the usual manner of the Guidelines. But the second
seems to be simply impossible to understand. IF <quotation> is present, with no @marks,
the value 'marks=all' is assumed - but we have no way to express that in RELAX NG schemas,
so how can I implement it? And what if <quotation> is NOT present? what is the default then?
I suspect that default on <quotation>/@marks should be removed, as it
is implying interpretations that it cannot fulfil.
Other Guidelines archaeologists may like to join in in the discussion :-}
Director (Research Support) of Academic IT Services
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431