> Or more general: how do you use the element <rubric> (think it should be
> How about a definition of rubric that takes both perspectives into
> <!ATTLIST %n.rubric;
> rend (normal|rubricated|displayscript) #REQUIRED
> function (normal|rubric) #REQUIRED
> type CDATA #IMPLIED
> TEIform CDATA 'rubric' >
You can look at this from two angles:
1) rubric in the meaning of "rubric proper", i.e. any text written in red
2) rubric in the meaning of "heading".
Your definition tries to combines both points of view at the same time,
which IMHO does not add to the clarity of what you are trying to achieve.
In the context of descriptions of manuscripts, you probably want to use the
first meaning. When you are mainly transcribing medieval manuscripts, you
probably want to use the second definition. In that case the way in which
the text is is of secondary importance: most of the time it is written in
red ink, but sometimes it is added in the margin by another hand, written
in a different script, or written in some other coloured ink. But all this
does not alter its status as a rubric.
So what I am saying is that if you take definition 1), the rend attribute
in your definition becomes redundant, because only text copied in red is a
rubric proper. In that case the TEI logic would seem to be rather to use
the general <hi rend="rubric"> instead of a new element. If you take the
view of definition 2), then the function attribute becomes redundant,
because it should always be "rubric".
Dr. Godfried Croenen
School of Modern Languages, French Section
University of Liverpool
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