> I think what you want here is our lovely new @source attribute,
> currently available only on <quote> and <cit> but you could lobby for
> its provision here too
I mean not against, not completely convinced, but there is a need.
> I would argue that a bibliographical item:
> constitutes (the words of) a person or persons
In French law, an organisation like a company is said to be a "moral"
person, like "they" is said to be a person (plural), even if it's not an
The difference with a source is : a person can change its mind.
With @pers I want to know: WHO done that (mistake in my beautiful TEI).
I want the responsible person, especially when he is guilty.
With a source I'm expecting: WHERE is it written (which bad ref has
choose the @resp).
For a source, the best should be, an URL, yes, a locator, able to inform
the reader about the method used to established a result.
A simple ubiquitous @href everywhere could do the job for every one.
@href on a date would mean : according to this reference. On a quotation
it means taken from… An so on.
According to my understanding, @resp has an internal use, with no output
for public (except perhaps for philologist of future, if a @resp of my
team will become a studied author). @resp should be able to be combined
with an @href, means: my colleague has choose this date from this reference.