Syd Bauman wrote:
> Context: at the WWP we use QUOTE to encode quoted (textual) material
> from outside the text, and Q to encode direct speech, whether from
> inside or outside the text.
This sounds a little odd to me...
Why do you want to capture quoted dierct speech?
> When a character in a novel reads aloud from a play, or when a play
> is quoted in some other context, is the speech from the play a Q?
> Consider these two examples:
> Mr. Brown began to read aloud. <q><quote>It was the best of
> times, ...</quote></q>
> Mr Brown began to read again. <q><quote><q>I come to bury Caesar,
> not to praise him. ...</q></quote></q>
It seems to me that the useful thing to capture here is the source
of the quote, and that if you don't mark that up, there's not much
use to the inner <q> element.
But it depends on why you are using the q element here in the first place.
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