On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Ingo Mittendorf wrote:
> Occasionally a stanza gets split up in more than three parts. Now, at some
> point I started worrying that I could use only ONE medial part. Although
> one may well expect that it should be possible to use as many medial parts
> as you like, I felt I needed some confirmation and read and re-read the
> guidelines. Until finally I spotted the indefinite article before "medial
> part" ("a medial part" vs. "the initial part", "the final part") in the
> section's definitions. It's a pretty tiny difference in wording.
Ah, the benefits of close reading! It's a pleasure to know some readers
are still capable of it... Anyway, yes, I think you are right: we should
make this a bit clearer.
And now is a very good time to do so, since we are currently working on
TEI P4 -- so mention of other things in need of improvement would be much