[tei-council] More questions on tcw21

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 23 10:16:44 EDT 2011

On 23/08/11 13:37, Martin Holmes wrote:

>> 1. transcription units: we propose using<line>   <ab>   or<seg>. What
>> guidelines should we offer about when to choose which, beyond the
>> following:
>>      -<seg>   can be used within the other two to delimit any kind of unit
>>      -<line>   implies a topographic line of some kind
>>      -<ab>   implies any kind of block, possibly but not necessarily
>> containing multiple<line>s
> I think we would need to clarify what it could possibly mean to have a
> block that does not contain lines. I don't really understand that
> myself, unless we're referring to edge-cases such as text written in a
> spiral or some other shape which doesn't naturally have line-breaks.

The other use-case is where you don't want to mark topographic lines, 
for whatever reason -- just say "here's a blob of text".

Sebastian's comment that <ab> may have too much semantics seems 
plausible to me.

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