[tei-council] Hyphenation discussion

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 24 05:06:10 EST 2011

On 21/01/11 11:07, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> 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?

I agree with Lou.  I think there are probably many types of 
linebreaks, columnbreaks and pagebreaks, especially when you 
start encoding more unusual text bearing objects. Differentiating 
between these is one of the reasons we added att.typed to these 
elements. The indication of whether it is word-breaking or not, 
is significantly specialised to require its own attribute, 
whereas other sorts probably more vague and ad hoc depending on 
the encoder's needs. We shouldn't think that just because these 
are milestone elements that they aren't possible to classify.


Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service
OUCS, University of Oxford

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