[tei-council] soft hyphens (again)

Gabriel Bodard gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Mon Jun 21 09:50:13 EDT 2010

On 20/06/2010 22:09, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
>> (<certainty>  element inside<lb>  anyone?--to resurrect a TEI-L query
>> that seems to have been met with deafening indifference...)
> Which TEI-L query is this?


> <lb/>  is an empty element, so we can't put certainty inside it without
> changing its content model (and that of<cb/>  and<pb/>.

Yes, that's exactly my point. So-called empty elements such as <gap/> 
and <space/> can now contain the certainty family, and it's very 
valuable (especially in [semi-]automated editing environments) to be 
able to attach certainty to a specific element like this by position, 
without having to worry about generated as @xml:id. By the same token, 
it might make sense to use certainty inside the milestoneLike elements 
to indicate specifically things like 

(I'll return to the other query later today, if I can find a minute...)


Dr Gabriel BODARD
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