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Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Mon Apr 11 13:29:24 EDT 2011

Suggestion for a paragraph disambiguating <quote> and <floatingText>:

It is important to distinguish the use of <floatingText> and <quote>. <quote> is a semantic element which implies that its content is quoted from an external source, or emanates from a character within the text. <floatingText>, on the other hand, is used to provide rich internal structure for a document or part of a document which is included in the text; this inclusion may be in the context of an explicit quotation (in which case <floatingText> may be a child of <quote>), or it may simply be inserted (as for example in the case of an enclosure or an attachment). Similarly, <floatingText> may of course include <quote> as part of its structure. Thus, <quote> may be thought of as a semantic element, while <floatingText> is syntactic, and is used whenever the rich content model it provides is required.

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