[tei-council] Hyphenation discussion

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 21 06:07:15 EST 2011

On 21/01/11 10:55, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 21 Jan 2011, at 10:34, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> <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.
> thats not the same thing, tho
>> 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
>> specify".
> ok, so we should take @type away if we replace it with a specialism

I dont think that follows either. We can reserve it for other, more 
generic, purposes surely?

When we discussed this before, I asked what sort of typologies people 
envisaged. It seems plausible to anticipate quite different ones 
emerging from  epidockers and from typography nuts, surely?

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