Section 3.2.1 (#COPU-1) of P5 discusses the question of whether punctuation marks should be excluded from or left as part of the text in a TEI document. But no guidance is given on whether and how to record such decisions made. A few requests arising from this:
1. The <quotation> element (within <editorialDecl>) should be mentioned here in section 3.2.1. (It is already explained in section 2.3.3 (#HD53).
2. Since the default value of quotation@marks is "all", which indicates "all quotation marks have been retained", it seems that the TEI's default guidance in this matter is to retain them. It would be good to say this in section 3.2.1 as well. The reason, I think, is quite simple: it simplifies rendering of the encoded text for readers if you don't have to reinsert the punctuation. Encouraging consistency aids interoperability.
3. It would be good to give guidance on whether punctuation marks should be inside or outside containing elements. Here's an example:
<p>She said, <said>“Nobody uses the term <soCalled>‘electronic text’</soCalled> anymore”</said>!</p>
The encoder could have put the quotation marks outside of the said and soCalled elements, and the exclamation point could have been inside or outside of the p element. Encouraging consistency aids interoperability.
4. There is no element within <editorialDecl> for indicating whether other punctuation marks besides quotation marks were retained. For those creating linguistic corpora using <s>, for example, this is relevant. Perhaps create a <punctuation> for this purpose? I'm not sure how that would relate to <quotation>, though. In any case, if a new element is created, it should also be referenced from section 3.2.1.