[tei-council] FR 3106829 on <quote> and <floatingText> (was Re: (no subject))
kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Sat Apr 16 21:13:11 EDT 2011
This is good, but I think "or appear within an explicit quotation"
should be "or simply appear as an explicit quotation". I've posted my
slightly revised version in the ticket in SF.
I think if there are no further objections, this is ready for
On 4/15/11 3:37 PM, Lou Burnard wrote:
> I don't like the implication that we cleanly distinguish "semantic" and
> "syntactic" elements. All elements are both in some sense. So here's my
> The semantics of<quote> imply that its content emanates from somewhere
> external to the current text. The<floatingText> element, on the other
> hand, is used whenever the richer content model it provides is required
> to support mark up of a document or part of a document which is
> presented as a discrete inclusion within the text. Such an inclusion
> might resemble an enclosure or an attachment, or an embedded story
> within a framing narrative, or appear within an explicit quotation.
> Hence the two elements may be used in combination: a<floatingText> may
> appear within a<quote>, and may also of course include a<quote> as
> part of its own structure.
> On 12/04/11 14:29, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
>> I've done some further revisions, so this is the latest version of the
>> proposal for how to handle feature request 3106829.
>> 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.
>> It is important to distinguish the use of<floatingText> and<quote>.
>> <quote> is a semantic element for a passage attributed to an external
>> agent, whereas<floatingText> is a syntactic element and is used to
>> provide rich internal structure for a text or part of a text which is
>> included within the main text, such as an enclosure or attachment or
>> simply a story within a frame narrative. These elements may be used in
>> combination. In the case of an extended quotation,<floatingText> may be
>> used as a child of<quote>. On the other hand, there may be cases where
>> a<floatingText> includes one or more<quote> elements as part of its
>> If there are no further comments in the next week, I can add this as a
>> comment on the ticket.
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