A possible move towards consensus? (1)
Scripts at sesame.demon.co.uk
Sat May 24 09:46:06 CEST 2003
Here are some thoughts which have just occurred to me which might
provide one way towards resolving what are genuine difficulties put
forward by both "sides."
What about splitting the full list of basic codes registrations into
two or three different parts?
(a) The first part could list simple tags thus:
(b) The second could list codes
The asterisks in part (a) would link to the entries in part (b) of
the authoritative tag list.
Entries in (b) would either list a brief explanation below each
entry, or possibly (better) link to brief narrative explanations in a
part (c), which could describe
i. the reasons as to when and if
should be used,
ii. what the implications there are of using them, or not using them
iii. any specific dangers there are in using them, and
iv. what legacy data users might encounter in different situations
on the web etc.
It would be even more useful for users who might have to deal with
to have such explanations of i, ii, iii, and iv.
Such comprehensive documentation would be useful for users (currently
much of it is only buried in archives of this email list).
I'm suggesting that the current lagauge tag reviewer would allocate
the tags for parts (a) and (b), and that perhaps those who are most
involved in requesting the type of tags in part (b) should offer to
write the brief explanations and guidance notes which would appear in
Is something like this a way forward?
I look forward to people's reactions.
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