I've come across something in the Guidelines that I don't understand: in
the class att.handFeatures, why do @script and @medium have different
datatypes? Multiple tokens are allowed in @script (1–∞ occurrences of
data.name separated by whitespace), which makes perfect sense - but it
would make sense for @medium (which is data.enumerated) just as well.
The definition of @medium says, "describes the tint or type of ink, e.g.
brown, or other writing medium, e.g. pencil". But what if I would like
to describe both the ink and the writing instrument? Ideally I'd like to
encode this as e.g. @medium="brown_ink brush", or @medium="iron_gall_ink
quill", but that's not valid in the current datatype. Is there a reason
for the different datatypes of @script and @medium?
Martin de la Iglesia
Metadata and Data Conversion
Göttingen State and University Library
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