On 23 Sep 96 at 15:05, Lou Burnard wrote:
> >I'm writing a book about TEI and SGML and I need to explain how to
> This is good news! I hope you will share some samples of the draft
> with us.
I'll be glad to do so.
> >I've noticed that the resp attribute has been defined sometimes as
> >Having a look inside the DTD I've seen that this double definition
> >is true. For instance the <sic> element has the following
> >declaration in the teicore2.dtd file: [ ...]
> >The two elements (sic and corr) are simmetric and I can't see any
> >reason to distinguish the data type of their resp attribute. Is
> >this a bug or, if it is correct, what is the reason for this double
> This however is emphatically not a bug, it is a deliberate design
> decision. Some times people want to emphasize the original, and
> sometimes the correction. We decided to provide for both tagging
> options because there was a very vocal school of thought which felt
> that SGML content was somehow more privileged or more visible than
> attribute values. See further the discussion on pp 166-7 of TEI P3.
In my question I intended to refer to the difformity in the
declaration of the resp attribute for the two tags, not to the tags
themeselves: I mean, since they are symmetrical (that is, they can be
used in the same context, depending on the preferences of the
encoder), why <corr> has a resp attribute defined as CDATA and <sic>
has the same resp attribute defined as IDREF? This, in my perspective,
is an incongruity, if not an inconsistency.
> Yes, this is an error. It is on the list of corrigible errors for
> the nmext revision of TEI, so I fear you don't win a prize for this
> one -- but thanks for reporting it, and keep hunting for others!
I'll keep hunting, it's a promise!
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