On the Casebooks Project we use @precision loads on <time> and less
often but still often enough on <date>. It seems (to me) a succinct way
of saying 'this must have happened at around this time but not
necessarily at exactly this time'. What should we use instead - @cert?
That seems less satisfactory to me, because we aren't trying to say we
aren't sure that it was around that time, just that we aren't sure
exactly what 'around' means (which rules out @notBefore and @notAfter).
On 05/12/2017 14:29, Syd Bauman wrote:
> The TEI Technical Council plans to remove the elements listed below
> from the att.dimensions class. This means that these elements would
> lose the following attributes:
> atLeast=, atMost=, confidence=, extent=, max=, min=, precision=,
> quantity=, scope=, and unit=
> These attributes (which are used for expressing a measurement or
> statistical information about a set) should never have been on these
> elements in the first place. Thus their presence is considered a
> corrigible error, and their removal is scheduled to take place at the
> next release (likely in Jan or Feb 2018) without a 2-year
> "deprecation" period, during which use of these attributes on these
> elements would cause a warning to occur.
> The elements that will lose these attributes are:
> <affiliation>, <am>, <birth>, <climate>, <corr>, <date>, <death>,
> <education>, <event>, <expan>, <faith>, <floruit>, <geogName>,
> <langKnowledge>, <langKnown>, <location>, <name>, <nationality>,
> <occupation>, <org>, <orgName>, <origDate>, <origPlace>, <origin>,
> <persName>, <person>, <persona>, <place>, <placeName>, <reg>,
> <relation>, <residence>, <sex>, <socecStatus>, <terrain>, and
> If anyone is actually using one of these attributes on one of these
> elements, and its removal in future releases might be a hardship,
> please let us know by posting here or to the issue
> Thank you.
>  The <persona> element was not actually discussed in detail on the
> issue 299 discussion board, but its removal from the
> att.dimensions class seems entirely uncontroversial.
>  While time is something measurable and quantifiable, the
> attributes in att.dimension and att.ranging are not appropriate
> for the <time> element because measurements of temporal
> dimensions are typically more complex than a simple quantity and
> unit pairing, and are thus handled by att.duration; furthermore a
> set of temporal measurements would not be reported in a single
> <time> element, but rather in a set of them.