On 26 Jan 2013, at 01:29, stuart yeates <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What I'd like to discourage is publishing unimplemented specifications while down-playing the fact that they're unimplemented. That's a real trap for new entrants in the field.
i think we have history on that. I can't be the only person who cringes internally when describing the power of TEI xpointer schemes,
because I know perfectly well that the new user I am teaching will be bitterly disappointed to find that they are of little
use in real life.
cRefPattern is an interesting one, because for a change it attempts to give the TEI user an actual implementable processing model for
a particular situation (see http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/SA.html#SACR). This starts to take the TEI _beyond_ the
"we're just descriptive, folks!" view.
 in theory. i haven't tried. does anyone have a complete working example to experiment with? the nice stuff in the guidelines
points us at the theoretical http://www.example.org/resources/books/Bible.xml
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