There was an extended discussion of this topic on the list quite a while ago
with some useful contributions, as always, from Alvin Pollock at Berkeley.
You might check the list archives. If I recall correctly, the comments
favored using attributes in roughly this way.
Whilst we are on this subject, does anyone know of a way in HTML to cause
the content of an external text file to be inserted into an HTML instance?
Not just a link but actually embedded?
Michael J. Fox
Acting Assistant Director for Library and Archives
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN 55102-2409
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> From: Chris Prom[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 10:59 AM
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> Subject: <dao> attributes
> I am using the dao tag to link to some digital representations. I would
> like to specify the type of digital object, (i.e. audio, video, image,
> text) so that I can use xslt to generate a different link style in the
> html. I can handle the xslt, but my question concerns the appropriate
> attribute to use in the <dao> tage to acheive the desired effect. It would
> be more appropriate to "view" a photograph and provide a photo
> icon and to "listen" to an audio recording and provide a speaker icon.
> However, there is no "type" attribute and the closest thing I can find is
> "content-role." Has anyone else come across this issue and if so how did
> you resolve it.
> Christopher Prom
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