#158 modify language in Guidelines, range() vs. targetEnd

GREEN
closed
nobody
5
2009-01-23
2009-01-08
Dot Porter
No

When I asked on the TEI listserv about possibly having @targetEnd added to <ref> (so I could note any arbitrary span of text) I was told that instead we should be using target="range()". It appears that @target+@targetEnd has been depreciated in favor of target="range()", but if so the Guidelines do not reflect this.

(thread begins here: http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0811&L=TEI-L&P=R6545\)

The request is to update the language in the Guidelines to specifically recommend ref@target='range()', and to change the description of <note> to say that @targetEnd is depreciated and @target='range()' is preferred to @targetEnd for new encoding.

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2009-01-14
    • milestone: --> GREEN
     
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2009-01-14

    Your suggestion makes good sense and I see no reason not to implement it. We should probably scan through for any other similar ambiguities.

     
  • Peter Boot

    Peter Boot - 2009-01-14

    range() as the recommended way of doing things is OK, but deprecating @targetEnd seems too early (while there is no software that exploits the xpointer schemes).

     
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2009-01-23
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2009-01-23

    Added the following remarks to the element spec:

    This attribute is retained for backwards compatibility; it
    may be removed at a subsequent release of the Guidelines. The
    recommended way of pointing to a span of elements is by means
    of the <ident>range</ident> function of XPointer, as further
    described in <ptr target="#SATSRN"/>.

    and removed the reference to this attribute in CO. The only other reference in the Guidelines is in a deeply murky section of SA (#SAPTIP) which I have tried to tidy up, but needs much more work and raises some difficult problems.

    But this particular request can be closed as of revision 5501

     

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