Yes, this did not feel right at all. I'm glad I asked. Thanks.
On Jan 20, 2009, at 3:29 PM, Lou Burnard wrote:
> Robert Whalen wrote:
>> Head titles in a book of poems are each preceded by a pilcrow (U
>> +00B6). I am inclined to use <fw/> but hesitate as to whether
>> this qualifies as "similar material," i.e., "a running head (e.g.
>> a header, footer), catchword, or similar material." Clearly this
>> is not header or footer material, but it is a repeated formal
>> feature of no semantic significance to the text it precedes,
>> i.e., the poem title within <head/>. How are others dealing with
>> this (if you've encountered it)?
> Isn't it just a way of rendering the title of the poem distinctive,
> like putting it in a different font, or giving it a dropped
> capital, or something? If the heading were in small caps, would you
> transcribe it in CAPITALS? If so, then (in this case), you should
> probably include the pilcrow as part of the heading. If not, not.
> Or @rend="pilcrow-prefix".
> One thing's for sure: it's not <fw> -- unless you have one poem per
> page, and probably not even then.