[tei-council] genetic draft -- from Brett, pt. 3

Pierazzo, Elena elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk
Wed Aug 31 08:23:09 EDT 2011

Does it requires coordinates? I don't seem to remember that they were
mandatory. The point is how you define block in a way that is different
from zone? We had to discuss pretty hardly with people to convince them we
needed <line> at all and not simply have nested zones, and we only agreed
because it seemed a more or less a cultural, established mechanism to
describe manuscripts. I can't see this being true for block, really.
If I remember correctly zone has a @type so I think <zone
type="written-block"> vel sim. is perfectly acceptable for me and the
people involved in the design of this.

On 31/08/2011 13:10, "Lou Burnard" <lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

>It's true that you don't *need* <block> if you are happy to use <zone>
>for every chunk of writing identified , but since <zone> requires you to
>supply co-ordinate information, it seems desirable to allow for some
>simpler chunking mechanism within <zone>s.  But it can certainly be
>On 31/08/11 12:49, Pierazzo, Elena wrote:
>> Sorry for my absence, I have been away a few days (yes, I know, I'm a
>> bastard...).
>> The passage below makes me wonder: did we really agreed on the creation
>> <block>? I don't seem to recollect it and one for myself I don't agree
>> that it is necessary. In the proposal we said we would use<zone>  for
>> cases as in the documentary view the transcription happens within
>> topographical things (sorry, can't think of a better word!) so we have
>> lines and zones: block seems a bit to content directed and if it is
>> otherwise topographically directed, then it is a zone... Or am I missing
>> something?
>> Elena
>> On 30/08/2011 18:17, "Lou Burnard"<lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk>  wrote:
>>> "Where, however, the lineation is
>>> not considered significant, large groups of tokens may be
>>> indicated using the<gi>block</gi>  element. The
>>> <gi>seg</gi>  element described in section<ptr
>>> target="#SASE"/>  may be used to indicate smaller sequences of tokens
>>> within<gi>zone</gi>,<gi>line</gi>, or<gi>block</gi>  as appropriate. "

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