If I wish to look for who's who in <speaker> attributes and not as for
instance persons spoken to, I would like to use the <speaker>. But yes,
I can rething the whole thing. But why? Why shouldn't <sp> accept a set
elements? Or for that matter, why shouldn't in the best TEI sprit both
acceptable? Many may for good reasons look upon the drama-parts
differently from the way it is locked now.
Lou Burnard skrev 01.09.2006 11:49:
> <speaker> is intended only for the speaker prefix. <stage> is intended
> for a stage direction. I would mark "Fred (singing) and Joe" as a single
> <speaker> myself. What's the advantage of marking up "Fred" and "Joe"
> within it? Alternatively, the whole thing is a <stage> direction and
> there isn't a <speaker> at all. The who attribute is your friend if you
> want to reliably show who's speaking at a given point: <speaker> is just
> a specialised kind of stage direction prefixed to a speech.
> Espen S. Ore wrote:
>> I have tried for a long time to change the inherited (from outside
>> TEI) construction:
>> <speaker>bla bla<stage>does something</stage></speaker>
>> <speaker>bla bla</speaker><stage>does something</stage>
>> but now I found the problem that seems to show that this doesn't work:
>> <speaker>speaker 1 <stage>does something</stage> and speaker 2 and
>> Within the <sp> (which is where we are), this is not legal:
>> <peaker>speaker 1</speaker><stage>does something</stage><speaker> and
>> speaker 2 and 3</speaker>
>> Where now?