Or in my case, Old School DDT thinking.

Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Daniel Paul O'Donnell wrote:
>> I don't think it is either/or though: an element misses the 
>> opportunity to control the vocabulary 
> No, this is not true, it is old-skool DTD thinking.
> RELAXNG permits you to constrain element content
> with a fixed list, and TEI ODD supports that
> (<valList type="closed"> as child of <content>).
> of course, if you want backward compatiblity, then
> yes you need an attribute.

Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Associate Professor of English
University of Lethbridge

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