> I am confused as to why a "q" element in the default DTD cannot be
> placed within a "bibl"--a supposedly unstructured bibliographic
Really good question, to which I don't really have a ready answer.
Because your previous post included questions about Roma, I presume
you're using P5, but neither <q> nor <quote> have been allowed inside
<bibl> since at least P3, if not earlier.
> One can often find a string of text within a document which
> includes bibliographic data such as author and title, but also
> short quotations in the middle of such bibliographic spans of text.
Are the short quotations *part* of the bibliographic citations, or are
they quotations that happen to be interspersed inside a citation? Are
they of the direct speech variety (e.g., "who in 2001 asked 'why
aren't 6th graders writing their book reports in XML?'") or of the
copied from elsewhere variety (e.g."reminiscent of 'It was the best
of times, it was the worst of times'")? Can you send along an