Paul F. Schaffner wrote:
> As for closer/opener, though we usually honor its grouping function,
> we also choose it (for want of something better) not only for
> mixed content in which <signed, etc. appear, but also as a catch-all for
> formulaic opening and closing phrases that do not fall happily into
> head/trailer, dateline, epigraph, byline, or argument, e.g.
> <opener>To the tune of Michigan Madness</opener>
> <closer>Soli deo gloria.</closer>
> But that is purely local practice. The first *could* be regarded
> as a kind of <head>, the second as a mere <seg>, and the last
> as (???) an <epigraph>. I'd be interested to hear how others
> tag these things.
I would say that the first two are definitely <head>s and the third an
If "purely local practice" considers that inappropriate, the TEI
conformant way of handling it would be to define your own generic
elements and add them to model.divTop and model.divBottom