[tei-council] span span span span span span span span glorious span

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 19 12:12:20 EDT 2011

On 19/08/11 17:07, Martin Holmes wrote:
> Hi Lou,
> Your rules look good to me.
> On the last question, I think there are two possible ways to mark up the
> text. Your example implies that the paragraph break is also deleted:
> <p>blah<delSpan spanTo="#delEnd"/>   blah</p>
> <p>blah<anchor xml:id="delEnd"/>   blah</p>
> whereas if the intention was to delete only the text fragments and leave
> the paragraph boundary intact, there would be two deletions:
> <p>blah<del>   blah</del></p>
> <p><del>blah</del>  blah</p>

I don't think that is strictly true.  I was envisioning this as 
the last blah of the first paragraph and the first blah of the 
second paragraph being deleted by a single line that crossed 
diagonally through both of them. To me (and I'm guessing a 
genetic editing mind) this would be a single deletion. I still 
think the markup is recording the deletion, and that if this were 
from a transcription people deleting things with a pencil don't 
expect the paragraphs to close up as they do in a word processor. 
(But I'm probably wrong.)


Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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