Re: [jats-list] <*-group> elements

Subject: Re: [jats-list] <*-group> elements
From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:16:44 -0500
Kevin --

In the case of -group elements, and in many other situations, JATS started
with an analysis of existing vocabularies and has grown through user requests.
In a few cases (e.g., addition of @specific-use) a request for something
specific has been generalized because the working group felt that it would be
more useful if generally available than if available only where requested.
However, in the case of -group elements, those that are in JATS are there
because someone needed/wanted them.

If there are others that will make your tasks easier, please tell us about
them. (Note that the group is far more likely to approve requests that make it
clear who will benefit from the change and in what situation.)

-- Tommie

On Feb 15, 2013, at 10:51 AM, Kevin Hawkins
<kevin.s.hawkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> JATS includes a number of special elements for grouping together elements of
the same type.  Let's call them <*-group>.  My colleagues and I have been
puzzled to discover that these exist for only certain elements you might want
to group.  Why, though, only these particular elements?  You might want, for
example, <table-group> or <supplementary-material-group>.  Have <*-group>
elements been added to JATS as use cases arose, or was there intention in the
particular set of elements for which one of the <*-group> elements exists?
> --Kevin

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