[niso-sts] Use of TBX vs <term-display> ISO(1.1)/NISO(1.0)

Subject: [niso-sts] Use of TBX vs <term-display> ISO(1.1)/NISO(1.0)
From: "Petra Uitermark petra.uitermark@xxxxxx" <niso-sts-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:28:46 -0000
Hello everyone

This is the first time I'm posting in this list, so I hope this is OK.

We are considering using the NISO schema for our content.
In the ISO schema we are currently using the TBX Term Base to label terms in
the standard.
As the use of <term-display> in NISO would allow for a display in our
editorial system in the sequence in which the term content appears in the
standard, (the term first and then the descriptive text), we are considering
using this in stead of TBX Term Base.

However I'm a little bit puzzled by the implications of the documentations of
NISO: "NISO STS loosened and simplified the content of the <term-display>
element (making a large undifferentiated OR group) and added additional
semantic tags, to make tagging existing terms and definitions easier than
using the more strictly structured TBX tagging, while being backward
compatible with ISOSTS V1.1" (Differences Between ISO STS 1.1 and NISO STS 1.0
- October 2017 Page 5)

How is the backward compatibility to ISO sts be secured when TBX is more
strict than <term-display>?
Is anyone else considering this change? What should we be aware of when
pursuing the backward compatibility with the more strict ISO sts?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Kind regards,
Petra Uitermark
Online product specialist
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
The Netherlands
+31 6 40 165 050

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