[tei-council] More questions on tcw21

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 23 08:50:39 EDT 2011

I wonder about <ab>. 

<line> is plain enough, and I can see the use of <seg> as child of <line>.

In the Whitman example, <ab> is used to save the bother of a set of <line>s;
in which case is it not more sensible to invent a new <block> alongside <line>?
rather than overload/abuse <ab> which is "any arbitrary component-level unit of text, acting as an
anonymous container for phrase  or inter level elements analogous to, but without the semantic
baggage of, a paragraph." - ie it is not as neutral as the genetic prose claims, since it
definitely implies a semantically-sensible unit of "text".

the later example of <ab> is contradicted by its prose, which talks about <line>:

"for example from the middle of one line tagged
   as a <gi>line</gi> to the middle of another <gi>line</gi> some
   distance further on in the document. </p>
<ab>words words words <mod rend="wavy-underlining" spanTo="#enduw"/>words with wavy underline</ab>
<ab>wavy underlining finishes here<anchor xml:id="enduw"/> more words    </ab>"

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