1) "mixed content it's often (always) a mess."
The discussion is not
about mixed content (i.e. text mixed with elements). It's rather about
different (legal) nesting, and related pros & cons
2) It's not clear
at all why "unittitle and unitdate divided" should be simpler than
unittitle nested within unitdate: this is just a very personal point of
view, as emerged from the discussion so far
3) "isn't only a problem
of label and display?"
The discussion is not an issue of label &
display: as Brian Sheppard pointed out, putting unitdate within
unittitle it's like stating that unitdate is/acts also as a (part of)
unittitle. If you don't nest them, either you have to re-type the
information, so you come to a problem of redundancy, or you have to
state a (local) rule, as Vassallo did: "if there is no unittitle, you
could choose to use unitdate (even if dates aren't in title) as label
and so on." Well, that's fine, but it just a local rule, while if you
put unittitle within unitdate there's neither the need for local rule
nor ambiguity all over the world: the date it's part of the title, and
it's also the unit's date. imho, this is much simpler.
4) "Then in
visualization, if there is no unittitle, you could choose to use
unitdate (even if dates aren't in title) as label and so on."
this is a local rule but it also raises an issue: what if I don't want
to use the unitdate as a title? or if I want to do it in certain cases
only? it simply doesn't work.
5) the data within unittitle and
unitdate is not "label", it's just the information conveyed by those
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Ogg: Re: dates wrapped in title field in box list
probably my vision is a bit naïve (and I'm ignoring all this
philosophical and linguistic examinations :-) ), but isn't only a
problem of label and display?
If so, I think that is a good idea to
make encoding as simple as
possible (but not simpler :-) ).
way, I would prefer unittitle and unitdate divided, because
content it's often (always) a mess.
Then in visualization, if there is
no unittitle, you could choose to
use unitdate (even if dates aren't in
title) as label and so on.
Just my 2c (of euros)
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