[tei-council] signed/list

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 20 07:03:33 EST 2011

On 19 Nov 2011, at 19:17, Lou Burnard wrote:

>  The question is whether you think <signed> should contain one thing or 
> several -- is it meant to be a "signature block" or a signature? My 
> claim is that is not meant to be the former -- we already have <closer> 
> (or <list> !) for that purpose.

You won't mind me pointing out, I trust, that <list> cannot occur
amongst the piles of model.divBottom fluff occurring at the
the end of divlike object...., nor can it occur inside <closer>.
So once you have got started on the  model.divbottom component
of <div>'s content model, <list> is no longer an option.

The more I look at all this,  it is <closer> which is redundant -
we have no examples in the Guidelines of it being 
conveying any useful information at all.

Maybe  want to reclassify <closer> as a generic
form of <postscript>, <signed>, <salute>
and <dateline>, for when you can't be bothered
to be more precise. 

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