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

Gabriel Bodard gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Fri Aug 19 12:37:15 EDT 2011

Would it be helpful to extend this to examples beyond a paragraph break 
to other kinds of intervening markup that might occur?

<persName>Mr Holmes <delSpan spanTo="#xx"/>esq.</persName> <persName>The 
Rev'd<anchor xnl:id="xx"/> Burnard</persName>

Where a single stroke was used to erase "esq." and "The Rev'd". There 
are still two personal names in this list. (Although presumably usually 
some punctuation between them.)

I'll see if I can find a real example from an inscription, in case this 
fiction is unconvincing...

On 2011-08-19 17:21, Martin Holmes wrote:
> That's a bit counter-intuitive to me -- I think if your strikeout
> explicitly crosses the paragraph boundary in a single stroke, you
> probably mean to delete the boundary too. But these are issues of
> interpretation. Perhaps we need to illustrate all three scenarios:
> 1. Two distinct deletions, leaving para boundaries intact.
> 2. One single deletion, deleting both text and para boundaries.
> 3. One single deletion, crossing para boundaries, but for which the
> encoder infers that the intention was not to delete the paragraph break.

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Research Associate in Digital Epigraphy)

Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
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