#477 lines of poetry inside trailer


http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/EEBO/ lists some places where TCP EEBO texts have identified lines of poetry in a trailer. The attached picture demonstrates. We could deal with this by allowing <trailer> to have more content. I suggest <choice> <text/> <ref name="lg"/> <ref name="model.gLike"/> <ref name="model.phrase"/> <ref name="model.inter"/> <ref name="model.lLike"/> <ref name="model.global"/> </choice>

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  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2013-11-05

    Should these things all be <trailer>s though? There seems to be some confusion between <trailer> ("contains a closing title or footer appearing at the end of a division of a text") and <closer> ("groups together salutations, datelines, and similar phrases appearing as a final group at the end of a division").I agree that <closer> probably should allow lines of verse, on this evidence, but I think we should keep <trailer as a phrase level thing.

  • Sebastian Rahtz

    Sebastian Rahtz - 2013-11-05

    whoa! since when has <trailer> been phrase level? all the examples in the G'lines look very blocklike to me. The confusion between <trailer> and <closer> is a given, of course.

  • Rebecca Welzenbach

    Currently <trailer> and <closer> allow the same types of content.That seems right to me: I think it's up to the encoder to determine whether the nature of the thing being encoded is more like a <closer> or more like a <trailer>, but the same kinds of content might occur in either one. So, I suggest that any change(s) made to <trailer> also be made to <closer>.

  • Rebecca Welzenbach

    Correction: above, I claimed that <trailer> and <closer> "may contain" all the same sorts of things--but PFS points out that this is not true: there is the very important difference that <closer> allows the textstructure elements <dateline>, <salute>, and <signed>, while <trailer> does not.

  • Sebastian Rahtz

    Sebastian Rahtz - 2013-11-11
                  <l>In stead of FINIS this advice <hi>I</hi> send,</l>
                  <l>Let Rogues and Thieves beware of <lb/>
                     <hi>Hamans</hi> END.</l>

    from A87070 is probably a better example.

  • Sebastian Rahtz

    Sebastian Rahtz - 2013-11-11
    • status: open --> closed
    • assigned_to: Sebastian Rahtz
  • Sebastian Rahtz

    Sebastian Rahtz - 2013-11-11

    Council discussion 11/13 accepted that <trailer> should allow more content, such as <l>


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