[tei-council] Hyphenation discussion

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jan 23 12:49:06 EST 2011

I think I agree with Elena here, and vote d.

I'd prefer to leave @type available for saying what 'type' of line 
break, column break, etc. separate from whether this is in a word or 
should be rendered without a break,etc.  This is not only because I 
suspect that it will prove useful in use-cases I've not sat down and 
thought about, but they seem like (very) slightly different things.  The 
indication of what type of breaking this is providing with respects to 
whether it is in a word or not has always struck me as a hair-breadth 
different from what type of breaking it is in some general sense. Hence 
I think using @type for this in the first place might have been slightly 

So I'd vote for keeping @type with the semantics it has elsewhere of 
classifying the element itself by some form of typology and have 
@breaking (or whatever, I've no better suggestions) to indicate what 
this line/column/page breaking means with respect to its surroundings.


On 23/01/11 17:15, Elena Pierazzo wrote:
> 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.
> E
> On 23 Jan 2011, at 16:04, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> 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)

Dr James Cummings, Research Technology Service
Oxford University Computing Services
University of Oxford

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