Justin Tonra wrote:
> I've been trying to figure out a way of tagging proof correction marks that
> are made in the margin of a proof copy of a poem.
> I have used the <lg> and <l> tags for the structure of the poem thus far,
> and am now at a loss as to how to tag the word 'back', which appears in the
> left margin of the text, and refers to a group of two lines that are to be
> re-arranged by a typesetter, without it appearing within a <l> element.
> Basically, I would like to distinguish it from the lines of the poem. I
> played around with the idea of <l rend="proofcorrection"> or
> something along those lines, but it didn't seem entirely satisfactory.
> Here is how it looks at the moment, awaiting a better formulation!
> <note type="proof" place="margin-left"
> <lg xml:id="back1">
> <l>"With Life's elixir sparkling high —</l>
> <l>"But gifts like these are not for the sky.</l>
This seems like a straightforward <add> to me rather than a note nested inside
an add. Conventionally people tend to encode marginal notes at the position in
the text adjacent to where the note is placed. Thus I would just do this:
<l><add type="proof" place="left" resp="#ed1" corresp="#back1">back</add> "With
Life's elixir sparkling high —</l>
<l>"But gifts like these are not for the sky.</l>
This notes that it is a proofing, its place, who was responsible and for
clarity's sake points to the xml:id in question (the @target in your example is
pointing to a file called 'back1', it needs a '#').In rendering it as say HTML,
it is fairly easy in CSS to float this addition out to the left-hand side.
The other option, if you want to store such marks separately as notes is to
simply somewhere else in the document have:
<note type="proof" target="#back1" place="left">back</note>
and then in your processing stick this back in the correct place. The choice is
basically inline versus standoff. I tend to find inline is usually easier to
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk