> My question involves conventions for encoding the beginnings of new
> lines when these correspond with a paragraph beginning. Should I put an
> lb right after the opening paragraph tag?
I would put it in front of it. Otherwise the implication seems to be that the paragraph starts on the preceding line, just before the line break.
> Of course this raises the question of what to do about the other
> physical feature of paragraphs in my copy-text: indentation. If I'm
> going to be a complete purist about my separation of layout features and
> rhetorical structure, I presumably also should be putting space tags in
> or something as well.
It seems obvious to me that the indentation is part of the rendition of the paragraph. Why not encode it as such?
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