On 4/25/13 6:41 AM, Torsten Schassan wrote:
> (Some value combinations might offer room for interpretation though:
> Does <date from="1900-01-01" to="1900-12-31"> equal <date when="1900">?
> This kind of problems should not appear with pages?)
While you might want to cite a single page (and therefore use
<citedRange from="34" to="34">p. 34</citedRange> or <biblScope from="34"
to="34">p. 34</biblScope>), you are right that page numbers are simpler
than dates, so you don't have the ambiguity problem you note above. I
suppose such a problem could arise if you had a book with complex page
numbering, like "A1" through "A54" for the first section, and then "B1"
through "B36" for the second section, and then if you have <citedRange
from="B" to "B"/> it's not clear what you're talking about).
>>> Wouldn't it be an idea to have such a "pointing" attribute for
>>> spatial elements as well, e.g. something like @where ?
>> That is a possibility but would certainly need much more discussion; the
>> original ticket was asking for clarification on @from in these instances
>> (in comparison to its use on span).
> Exactly this question would be best answered with a separate attribute:
> @where for single pages, from/to for a range.
> (@value might be less clear than @where?)
As I recall we didn't discuss this possibility at the Council meeting.
While this could be a separate ticket as James's suggested, I actually
suggest we have this discussion on this same ticket (
https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/389/ ) because if we
chose to implement Torsten's suggestion, doing so affects how we address
https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/389/ as well.
>> Which other elements were you thinking this might apply to?
> Right now no other elements come to my mind.
> Best, Torsten