[osis-core] Milestone proposal

Patrick Durusau osis-core@bibletechnologieswg.org
Mon, 26 May 2003 07:37:21 -0400


Thanks to everyone for a very successful meeting!

One of the more significant developments was a new milestone proposal 
from Troy. Basically it says that rather than duplicate the attributes 
of other elements, such as the who of quotes, we should allow elements 
to be written as empty elements and require an attribute that carry the 
semantic "this is a milestone" and links it to its milestone partner. 
Note that begining and ending milestones are determined by order in the 
document stream.

I will be working on the schema this week and the only possible problem 
may be that we have elements that have required content (read other 
elements) which would result in not being able to use this mechanism 
with those elements. I will check more carefully this week and would 
suggest that if such exist, we may be able to lossen the content models 
to make content optional so that the mechanism proposed by Troy will 
work quite seamlessly. (well, outside of the header elements, but even 
there I assume we can allow the mechanism for markup inside the header 
elements. Or is that a distinction that makes any sense?)

Hope everyone is having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model