Wendell Piez wrote:
> Part of the question is what the Guidelines mean by "contains
> material which is marked as" ... what does "marked" mean? Must the
> marking be explicit, or is an implicit marking (as by a grammatical
> construction) sufficient?
My reading is that an implicit marking is sufficient, as with (for
example) list items, which you can mark as such even if they appear as
run on items in the text. But it is also the case that for many people
<q> is a sugared version of <hi
Or (surely not), it is the <q> element
> itself that does the marking (in circular fashion, a q marks that
> which it marks as somehow different from the surrounding text)?
+1 to that "surely not"
> On the other hand, I'm also sympathetic with Godfried's suggestion
> that this can (should) be <quote>.
<quote> is the sugared form of <q type="written"> so yes, I agree
> It's a matter of interpretation. As Alexei says, when the sword
> "says" what is inscribed on it, is it being personified? Or does it
> only "say" it the way my shopping list "says" I should buy cheese?
Russell Hoban (an author most people either love or hate) has quite a
thing of making inanimate objects such as notices, bus tickets, etc.
"speak" in some of his early novels. Will try to find some examples if
you don't know them already (I'm away from my book cave at present)