[tei-council] Hyphenation discussion

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 21 05:34:15 EST 2011

<lb/> already has a specialised attribute @ed which means  "this is the 
edition in which this linebreak occurs here". If it didn't I can imagine 
having exactly the same discussion about that.

That said, I cannot see why this is a recipe for confusion. Surely it is 
the reverse: we are specifying a particular additional property for this 
element -- that it does or doesnt interrupt words despite appearances to 
the contrary  --  instead of relying on the very generic @type mechanism 
which just allows us to say "theres some property or other I want to 

Not quite sure what you mean by "using existing certainy code", but I 
don't think it's relevant. Whatever attribute we decide to use, there 
may be a need to discuss how certain we are about its applicability, for 
which existing certainty mechanisms are (more than) adequate. But that's 
nothing to do with what attribute we use.

On 21/01/11 10:27, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> I am not madly keen on saying "we can't work out a suggested typology @type on<lb/>, so what the
> heck we'll add another attribute anyway". It seems like a recipe for confusion.
> If thats the way it has to be, OK, but have we reached the end of using existing certainty code.?
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