#390 Allow <head> as child of <p>

RED
closed-wont-fix
Lou Burnard
None
5
2013-04-29
2012-09-21
Brett Barney
No

I have a newspaper article that uses part of a sentence as an internal <head>. It reads (in part):

Boston is particularly attractive to its visitors now, and what with two mechanic fairs, a horticultural exhibition, horse races and regattas, there is sufficient to
ATTRACT AND INTEREST
the crowds that fill the hotels and fairly block the narrow streets. Cots are the order of the day at every inn, and people arriving by late trains often go the rounds of all of them before they can get that accommodation well. The shoppers of the gentle sex swarm the downtown streets by daylight, and it seems as though even the vast warehouses must soon be emptied by the way the bundles are carried off.

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2012-10-02

    I don't think the phrase "ATTRACT AND INTEREST" is a <head>. If it were, it would be a kind of title to the remainder of the text ("the crows...off"), but it clearly is not. I think this is simply a highlighted phrase, which I would probably tag <hi rend="head"> or some such. For a better example of <head>s within the body of a chapter see "In the heart of the hibernian metropolis" et seq in Joyce's Ulysses -- but none of these headings actually interrupts a paragraph except perhaps for "Lenehan's Limerick" which introduces a <lg> .

     
  • Count me as voting against allowing <head> as a child of <p>.

     
  • James Cummings
    James Cummings
    2013-01-08

    Assigning to louburnard and recommending that brett and lou discuss on council list to come to a resolution one way or another. Setting group as RED for now since I'm unconvinced as well.

     
  • James Cummings
    James Cummings
    2013-01-08

    • milestone: --> RED
    • assigned_to: nobody --> louburnard
     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2013-01-08

    It occurs to me that we have recently licenced the use of <label> for heading-like marginalia : maybe (if it's not just as <hi>) the thing you're talking about here could simply be treated as a <label> (with @place="inline" if you wish)

     
  • Martin Holmes
    Martin Holmes
    2013-01-08

    @Lou: I think that's a perfect solution, and the analogy is a good one.

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2013-04-29

    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2013-04-29

    Closing as the proposal seems to have no support, and an alternative solution has been proposed.