Well, taking the initial question and putting the actual required @mode attribute, there is nothing much better to be done than what Jack suggests:
even name may be awkward to interpret automatically, although useful for a human.
The alternative would be to be able to describe a @scheme on <equiv> and have a @key with it (which indeed lead to a few thoughts concerning the possible use of att. canonical here)
Without knowing much about the context of your enterprise, what you
suggest seems good to me as far as <equiv> is concerned, except I
wouldn't probably mention equiv/@uri explicitly in your description
(because it's an accident of serialization, invisible from <orth>),
instead just saying that the element that you are modifying instantiates
ISOCat concept #DC-394.
However, you might want to have a closer look at Ch. 22, and the @mode
attributes on <elementSpec>, and then at the definition of <orth>. In
particular, it seems to me that you might want to try @mode="add" on the
elementSpec, unless someone shouts...
(As a side note on my reply to Martin: @uri gives modelers the needed
freedom of reference that @datcat attributes restrict, being tied
specifically to ISO DCR; @uri can point at any external
taxonomy/ontology, which is gooood...).
On 29/10/14 16:16, Jack Bowers wrote:
I'm wondering if any linguistically oriented TEI people of with
knowledge of/experience with using ISOcat and ODD could tell me if I am
using the 'equiv' element correctly..
Below is an example of my 'elementSpec' in the ODD, I am looking to
declare that the TEI element 'orth' is equivalent to the ISOcat value
'orthography' and whose PID is the value in the @uri:
<desc>The Mixtec working orthography is the orthographic system
adhered to in this corpus and it corresponds to that used in the
publications by SIL Mexico which are based on the recommendations
by <orgNamexml:lang="mix">Ve'e Tu'un Savi</orgName> (House of the Mixtec
language) for a unified orthographical system for all varieties of the
Mixtec language. The value of the attribute @<att>uri</att> is that
defined in the ISOcat registry and pertains to a non-language specific
Any comments, advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance,