[tei-council] (no subject)
mholmes at uvic.ca
Mon Apr 11 23:41:16 EDT 2011
From: Brett Barney [bbarney2 at unlnotes.unl.edu]
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To: Martin Holmes
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Subject: Re: [tei-council] (no subject)
A couple of thoughts about this draft language:
1) Is it true that <quote> should be used for stuff that "emanates from a character within a text"?
I thought it could be so used, but I could well be wrong. Am I confusing <quote> and <q> (yet again, after all these years)?
2) I'd get rid of "Similarly" in "Similarly, <floatingText> may of course include <quote>
3) I'd also suggest that the last sentence be deleted and that the salient bit of it be added to the third sentence: "<floating Text>, on the other hand is syntactic and is used . . . ."
Again, agreed. That's much clearer.
Kevin suggested that if we have this paragraph, we could probably do away with the existing paragraph, which we're unhappy with, and doesn't seem to lend itself to satisfactory reformulation:
"The floatingText element should only be used for complete texts which form a part of the text being encoded. Where a character in one narrative quotes from some other text or narrative, fully or in part, the quote element discussed in 3.3.3 Quotation should be used instead. "
None of this appears to be (necessarily) true, or desirable to imply.
> 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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