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>Dato: 29/06/2009 15:50
>On Mon, 29 Jun 2009, Steve Tinney wrote:
>> We use various kinds of bracketing in Assyriological
>> square brackets for broken text which can be restored. I think
>> should be a non-container version of <supplied> to use for this,
>> so it can work smoothly with <w>.
>Obviously there's a use case for this element. Are ther other members
>the transcriptional element group
>for which the lack of a corresponding xxxSpan element is a problem?
>(Currently there are addSpan, damageSpan, and delSpan only.)
I guess I can find candidates for a restoreSpan also.
Although subst is not a member of model.pPart.transcriptional (it's a
member of model.pPart.editorial), I would say that we probably would
need a substSpan as well, since substSpan then would be the sibling of
subst intended for use use when we want to interconnect additions and
deletions of longer sequences of text which cross hierarchical
There are also examples, e.g. when a stanza suddenly appears or
disappears in an edition of poems, where appSpan could be useful as
well. At Henrik Ibsen's Writings we did have appSpan for a while, but
that was in P4 encoding where subst didn't exist and it was therefore
used to encode substitutions crossing hierarchical boundaries, not the
BTW, I would also prefer to see app transferred from model.pPart.
transcriptional to model.pPart.editorial, since app in my opinion is an
editorial tag, not a transcriptional. Maybe it is an idea to have subst
and app switch model classes? subst is more of a transcriptional than
editorial tag, I would say.
--- But what I would really prefer happening is that instead of adding
more span elements, the tags that are used to mark up alterations could
be made a tag set for encoding the structure of alterations as the
basic structure of the text; where all tags in model.pPart.edit could
appear wherever necessary, and that this tag set would then be the
recommended one when somebody wants to encode a diplomatic
transcription or genetic edition of a manuscript, i.e. when the focus
is on the structure of alterations, the process of writing and so on.
But that's probably a topic for the genetic discussion in the MS SIG :-
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