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


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
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.


  • 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> .

  • John P. McCaskey

    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.


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