#376 TEI Guidelines, p. 441 - "attributes"


"using the from together with either the to attributes, or the dur (duration) attribute:"

Comment: The plural "attributes" is wrong. The string "the from together with either the to" is a bit hard to construe!

Suggestion: "using the from attribute together with either the to attribute, or the dur attribute:" Of course one could also write: "using @from together with either @to, or @dur:" - this might easiest to read.

Since @dur has been used many times already, there is no need to expand it here. It is expanded on 438.


  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2012-03-05

    The plural is indeed a mistake. Removed it at ver 10143. The @ prefix for attributes is generated by the stylesheet: it does appear in the HTML version, I think.

    The @dur-iso attribute is not the same as the @dur attribute, so I am not sure what your other comment means.

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2012-03-05
    • status: open --> closed
  • Jens Østergaard Petersen

    Thank you. What I meant about @dur was that its full form is given two pages back, so I would think there is no need to explain it here.

  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2012-03-06

    I think it's dangerous for us to assume that most people read the Guidelines sequentially. It's far more common to find yourself catapulted into the middle of a chapter by a link from the definition of an element you've been researching. Because of this, there is perhaps more of this kind of redundancy than you would find in a document that is normally read sequentially, but I don't think that's a bad thing.