Re: 3.2.b Locators in attributes or elements?
At 03:05 PM 02/21/97 GMT, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> 3.2.b Should the locators of a general link be packaged in attributes
>> as in HyTime, or as child elements as in the initial draft?
>I liked the child elements approach, especially as that means many
>(most) of the attributes in each locator sub-element will be the same
>as ones in in-line link elements (or whatever they are to be called).
There is one syntactic advantage i see to the element approach: It provides
a way to attach additional information to each linkend. If, for example, the
user wants to add an explainer^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H label to each linkend,
it's a lot cleaner to do it with subelements:
LABEL="In this passage Milton clearly alludes to D. Steele.">
LABEL="See, they both talk about people.">
Try combining them LABELs into one element! Obviously doable by introducing
internal syntax (prohibit semicolon or something and pack 'em up). But ugly.