[NTG-context] Bibliographic Databases
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Sun Apr 20 16:52:21 CEST 2008
Taco Hoekwater <taco <at> elvenkind.com> writes:
> But the few times I've had to work with TEI stuff I found that you
> can easily get much more than you bargained for. Bibliographic data
> is not easy on its own, and a format that allows (almost promotes)
> extra tags to be embedded also is not helping at all.
... MODS has some of these issues too. Consider these are both valid:
So in many formats there's a balance between flexibility and
FWIW, I've just settled on RDF for my own data needs between it provides the
formal rigor of relational databases (that XML per se lacks), but much more
But as I said in the previous note, I don't think the data format has to matter
that much to formatting software (at its core that is).
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