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I'd have thought <binaryObject> was the obvious answer.

-- JPM

On 12/17/2012 9:01 AM, Syd Bauman wrote:
> [Heh-heh. I've been expecting this question ... :-]
>
> I think the answer is yes, you *can* encode a pointer to an audio
> file using <graphic>. There are three problems, though.
>
> 1) The tactical semantics are incorrect. Even though to a casual
>     reader it is clear that
>        <graphic url="../sound/I_Have_a_Dream.ogg"
>                 mimeType="audio/ogg" />
>     refers to an audio file, the Guidelines clearly state that
>     <graphic> is for "an inline graphic, illustration, or figure".
>
> 2) The attributes are incorrect. <graphic> has, e.g., height= and
>     width=, but does not have dur=.
>
> 3) The strategic semantics are probably incorrect. I'm not sure of
>     your situation, but remember that the TEI is primarily about
>     encoding extant texts. (Which is not to say we don't use it for
>     born-digital stuff, we do.) So the <graphic> element is primarily
>     intended to represent a graphic that exists in an existing
>     physical document. (E.g.,
>     http://www.sffaudio.com/images08/flatland500.jpg.) So if what
>     you're doing is adding a pointer to something else, e.g., to an
>     audio instantiation of the current document, or a commentary on
>     it, then encoding with <figure> and <graphic> may not be the right
>     thing to do anyway.
>
> In any case, I'd recommend either:
>
> A) Using <ptr>:
>        <ptr type="facsimile"
>             subtype="audio"
>             target="../sound/I_Have_a_Dream.ogg"
>             mimeType="audio/ogg" />
>
> B) Customizing TEI as to create a new <my:audio> element that is much
>     like <graphic>, but has correct semantics and attrs.
>
> Other possibilities (which I'm not as fond of) are to abuse the
> <graphic> element or the facs= attribute.
>
>
>> Hi all Excuse me if my questions seems answered somewhere, but I
>> couldn't find them (after reading the relevant parts of guidelines
>> and searching the list for similar questions). As I understand from
>> the guidelines, one can include a picture or video using the
>> <graphic> element. Is it impossible to include an audio file in an
>> article or e-book? How one can include an audio file in a text.
>> Also, some texts of great importance may be a subject of teaching
>> for some famous scholars which may be treated as a teaching of
>> parts of the main text or some vocal comments or description or so
>> about parts of text. How one can encode such features using the
>> TEI? Thank you so much