As one of the original crafters of the "Simple Analytic Mechanisms"
chapter, I'm delighted to read this!
On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Daniel O'Donnell wrote:
> Peter Boot's solution using word tagging won't work within the TEI
> guidelines--which only allow character and morpheme tags inside <w>
> (i.e. the TEI sees words as linguistic objects only). You can of
> course adjust the content of w to allow other material (I did this
> originally in my coding, though I later backed off; I now mark graphic
> words as seg's in my diplomatic transcriptions and reserve w for
> linguistic objects in my critical and reading texts). I used to think
> the decision to restrict the content of the w element was a foolish
> mistake; I'm now gradually coming to the belief that it is a good thing,
> because it forces coders to decide what they are interested in.