[tei-council] Guidelines description of <fw>
conal.tuohy at vuw.ac.nz
Thu Nov 8 22:38:22 EST 2007
I agree, and your post reminds me of something I pondered the other day,
which related to the recent discussion on TEI-L about how to encode an
editor with multiple roles. Brett Zamir wanted:
<editor role="foo bar baz">Brett Zamir</editor>
Lou pointed out that this was already possible with:
It struck me that this encoding may not have occurred to Brett because
it violates the naive assumption that textual content always represents
stuff in the source (i.e. the theory that stripping out all markup
creates a plain text transcription).
Or should Brett's bibliography actually be marked up like so?
Apologies if this is a silly question ... Friday afternoon and all
On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 21:55 -0500, Dot Porter wrote:
> Hi Council,
> I had an interesting query from a colleague today regarding the
> element forme work (<fw>), described in section 11.7 of the Guidelines
> Basically, he was concerned about the content of <fw> being included
> as content of the <fw>'s parent div (which he didn't want). He
> actually wanted to wrap <fw> inside a <milestone>. I explained that
> since <fw> is a member of model.milestoneLike, this isn't a problem -
> the content of <fw> is information about the document's reference
> system and is thus not considered content of the <div> (although it's
> his responsibility to process this correctly).
> Anyway, he came back and said fine, this makes sense, but that the
> guidelines weren't clear on that point. And indeed they're not.
> Section 11.7 does compare <fw> with <pb/>, but doesn't expressly state
> that the content of <fw> isn't actually considered to be content of
> the parent <div> (as the content of a <damage> or <add> tag inside
> that same <div> would be). On his behalf (and on the behalf of other
> potentially confused <fw> users) I'd like to request that the next
> version of the Guidelines (whenever they may appear) include a
> sentence or two in the <fw> description to make this really clear.
> And of course if I've misinterpreted the Guidelines (wouldn't be the
> first time), please correct me.
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