On Fri, 19 Dec 1997, Franck H. Bodmer wrote:
|<u who=AA><w>You</> <unclear><w>don't</> <pause> <w>have</> <vocal>
|<w>some</> </unclear>... </u>
|The problem occuring using <unclear>...</> is that the TEI DTD does not
|allow specific spoken elements to be nested inside it, so <pause> and
|<vocal> are not allowed there.
This looks like an error in the DTD to me. I am investigating, and hope
to announce a fix soon. I think the problem lies in the way that the
phrase level elements for spoken texts are declared: they do not get
included in paraContent in the same way as other elements, hence they
are not available inside <unclear>.
However, even when they are, I'll bet someone will want to use
<unclear> to wrap around <u>s, or (worse) partial <u>s. Which means the
familiar cross-hierarchy problem is back. I wonder whether a better
solution might be to invent some kind of spanning element, like
<addSpan> or <delSpan> to mark passages which are unclear.