Hmmm... I do find it rather hard to imagine a dictionary entry which
contains multiple paragraphs of definition for a single entry. Can you
point us at a sample page? Maybe this work would be better served with a
more prose like structure, e.g. with "entries" as divs ?
Elli Mylonas wrote:
> I am marking up a glossary as part of larger project, and have been
> using Dictionary markup as the closes kind of matching structure. The
> dictionary schema works remarkably well for our purposes; we have
> entries identified by a headword that have some lexical content, a
> definition, notes and some cross references.
> The place that we are running into difficulty, however, is that the
> <def> element, which is used to contain the definition of a word, has
> the content model macro.paraContent, which effectively restricts it
> to one paragraph. I'd like to have long definitions with several
> We will go ahead and use Roma to modify the <def> element to be
> model.pLike, so it'll do what we need. However, I wanted to bring
> the paragraphless status of <def> to your attention, in case this is
> something that others will also see the need for, and perhaps decide
> it ought to be changed.
> Should I be using something else? We looked at lists, but they aren't
> structured enough for our glossary.
> thanks, --elli
> [Elli Mylonas
> Scholarly Technology Group
> Brown University