[tei-council] Hyphenation discussion

Elena Pierazzo elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk
Sun Jan 23 12:15:21 EST 2011

Hi All,

I prefer (d): I would rather keep @type which might be useful in all sort of wonderful cases but strongly recommend one need to use the new attribute.

On 23 Jan 2011, at 16:04, Lou Burnard wrote:

> I suppose it's a hopeless task to get closure on hyphenation (ha ha), 
> but let's try anyway.
> Apart from adding the explanatory text which I circulated previously, 
> modulo the changes already proposed, I think the options are as follows:
> a) add to 3.2 the text circulated previously , and add some more 
> suggested values to the @type attribute, but make it (even more) 
> explicit that these are just suggestions for how you might use that 
> attribute
> b) ditto, but make the list tighter and remove redundancy from it (i.e. 
> either inWord or noBreak but not both)
> c) leave @type alone, but add a new explicit @breaking attribute with 
> three possible values
> d) leave @type alone, add new @breaking attribute, add a comment that 
> you shouldn't use @type to do the job of @breaking (or indeed of @ed)
> e) add @breaking, remove @type
> Can we have a quick show of hands from ALL council members on which of 
> these options they would most/least like to live with?
> P.S.
> I persist in thinking that the @cert issue is different -- if we apply 
> @cert to an <lb/> we are saying something about how certain we are that 
> there is a line (or whatever) beginning here. I find it hard to imagine 
> a case in which this is meaningful -- we're not talking about whether or 
> not the line of our transcription always began here (if we think it 
> didn't, we'd put in a <gap/> which could then have @cert)  but whether 
> it does in the document/object we're transcribing. But, as I say, in any 
> case it's a different question, so please don't comment on that in 
> response to this messsage!
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