#127 lb/@type needed

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Lou Burnard
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2008-09-07
2008-05-23
BODARD Gabriel
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As discussed on TEI-L (http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0804&L=TEI-L&T=0&F=&S=&P=15859 and following), there is a perceived need for a mechanism to encode a line-break that divides a word (i.e. that which would be marked with a hyphen in a modern text, but not necessarily in our source texts). It was agreed that this is semantic and not renditional information, and the consensus seems to have been that an attribute @type needs to be added to <gi>lb</gi>, and some guidance added to the effect that the value "wordDividing" or similar be used for this case.

(I can think of other cases where line breaks might be typable, but this use-case does not depend on them.)

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-06-21

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    <lb/> is a specialization of <milestone>, so might it not be better to make that typed?
    And what about <pb/> <cb/> etc?

     
  • BODARD Gabriel
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    2008-08-21

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    certainly pb and cb and so forth can be word-dividing, so I guess yes, the whole milestoneLike group ought to be typed too.

     
  • BODARD Gabriel
    BODARD Gabriel
    2008-08-21

    • milestone: --> AMBER
     
  • BODARD Gabriel
    BODARD Gabriel
    2008-08-27

    • assigned_to: nobody --> louburnard
     
  • BODARD Gabriel
    BODARD Gabriel
    2008-08-27

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    Any reason not to go forward with this? It was discussed on TEI-L and nothing especially controversial came up. Or does the Council need to discuss it one more time? (Not sure why this didn't get in to the list at the lst telecon.)

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-09-07

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-09-07

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    Added all milestone elements to the att.typed class and updated remarks to suggest wordbreaking as a possible reason for using type attribute at revision 4781

    apologies for delay -- this got overlooked during the last triage