Re: Spans, and an RFI
At 10:47 AM 03/11/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Request for information: what TEI xptr implementations are there? And
>what do they implement? I'm going to be *very* reluctant to
>vote for anything, no matter how cool & peachy-keen, that nobody
>is actually using.
I realized i never answered this one:
* Panorama has a reasonable subset, and their HyTime support is built on top
of the TEI xptrs (which i find rather gratifying).
* DynaText has support for both P1 and P3 version xptrs. I think I did all
the genetic traversals (but only did negative instance numbers for the easy
cases; that was just lack of time, tho, not a strategic decision; and didn't
do regexes within GIs and attrs; and I think i limited it to 10 attr/value
pairs or something (can we say 'in a hurry'? I knew we could)). Didn't do
TOKEN or STR because it's a pain to count them, esp. when you don't know if
gives one word or two (if X is ITEM or FOOTNOE it's two, if X is EMPH maybe
not). I didn't do SPACE or FOREIGN. Wanted to do PATTERN but didn't have
time to hook up a regex module, so didn't. Obviously ROOT and HERE. I didn't
do spans directly, but you can build them by calling the stuff i built twice
instead of once from your application.
Not sure who else has them, but aren't they like Thneeds?
Steven J. DeRose, Ph.D.
Inso Electronic Publishing Solutions
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