#86 point of attachment for notes

GREEN
closed
nobody
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2009-05-23
2009-04-14
No

3.8.1 says, "In some cases, however, it may be desirable to transcribe notes not at their point of attachment to the text but at their point of appearance (at the end of the volume, or the end of the chapter — not, in general, when the notes appear at the foot of the page); in this case the target attribute should be used to specify the point of attachment." I suggest inserting "on the ptr element" after "the target attribute should be used".

Discussion

  • Kevin Hawkins

    Kevin Hawkins - 2009-04-14

    Actually, I'm not sure of my recommendation any more. I could read this recommendation three different ways, assuming footnote number 68:

    a. <ptr target="#foo" n="68"/> at the point of the footnote reference, pointing to <note place="bottom" anchored="true" xml:id="foo">[text of note]</note>

    b. <ref target="#foo">68</ref> at the point of the footnote reference, pointing to <note place="bottom" anchored="true" xml:id="foo">[text of note]</note>

    c. <note place="bottom" anchored="true" target="#foo" n="68">[text of note]</note>, pointing (the other way) to <ptr xml:id="foo"/> at the point of the footnote reference

    Furthermore, it's not clear whether the n= attribute should be used on both the pointer and the <note> element. I guessed in my examples.

     
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2009-05-23
    • milestone: --> GREEN
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2009-05-23

    I think you are misunderstanding this. There is no <ptr> element -- we are talking here about whether <note>s should be transcribed in or out of line. When they are transcribed out of line, their @target points to the point of attachment, I grant that the sentence is rather convoluted though -- and have tried to clarify it a bit.

     

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