Micheal Beddow gave a very apt example:
> That is probably a safer approach than "indentation" encoding where the
> pattern is symmetrical across a vertical axis. This quite common in German
> (and possibly other) Baroque poetry, and George Herbert's Easter Wings is
> perhaps the best-known case in Eng Lit. It's interesting to Google for this
> item and see the different ways in which on-line representations of it
> inevitably fall some way short of what Herbert's original printer managed.
> The whole effect in the original print edition (where the poem spans a
> double spread and the print runs at right angles to that on the preceding
> and following pages) depends on the necessity of physically rotating the
> volume 90 degrees anti-clockwise before the poem can be read. Even if you
> were sure users had one of those fancy swivelling flat screen displays (with
> its software driver duly disabled, of course, so the text was forced to
> rotate as the aspect ratio was shifted) you'd be hard pressed to encode, let
> alone replicate, this effect and so retain an essential feature of the
> reading experience offered by the original.
And then ...
> I think we ought sometimes to admit that we're beaten....
SVG, XSLT, TEI
Has anyone worked up Scalable Vector Graphics from TEI-conformant
instances? I think that Sebastian back in 2002 produced a demo: a document
instance could be validated against a schema that allowed for elements in
TEI and SVG namespaces http://xml.coverpages.org/TEI-Meets-RelaxNG.html
And SVG cropped up again on the TEI discussion list in 2003
Given the experience evidenced of late in using XSLT to get HTML out of
TEI-conformant XML, there just might be a way to not yet to admit being
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