I think that the point is that the examples reported by Brett represent
alternatives where, while there are a few added proposals, there isn't any
clear decision on which of the alternatives have been accepted and which,
by consequence, have been deleted.
So that's why the genetic group has suggested a sequence of <segs> and an
<alt/> element (as suggested by Gerrit and Lou), and avoiding to use
<subst>, <add> and <del> and this is because, even if the author never
decided which was the right choice, he for sure did not wanted that they
were all present at once. We called these "additions to the document" but
not "additions to the text".
The problem of the encoding being, of course, that <seg> does not have a
@place so we need a @rend="above" or similar.
(By the way: the presence of alternatives is one of the reasons why Daniel
Ferrer has declared that a draft is not a text, but a protocol to make a
On 23/08/2011 11:28, "Bodard, Gabriel" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>The trouble with the solution proposed by Brett below, in my view, is
>that <orig> represents text that "follows the original", i.e. the MS
>reading, as opposed to text that has been normalized by the editor.
>As I argued in my previous email on this subject, I would represent the
>replaced text, "Gully", without any obvious deletion mark as del
>@rend="corrected" or @rend="replaced" or similar, since the very
>presence of a correction/replacement (if that's how you interpret the
>two <add>s) deprecates the first reading.
>If the physical appearance of the text on the page is what matters, then
>@rend="unmarked" might be more appropriate on the <del>, I suppose.
>Either way, I don't think this is a good use of <orig>, which is an
>editorial element. Whatever has or hasn't been done to the word "Gully",
>it's the (or a) scribe who has or hasn't done it, not the editor.
>On 2011-08-23 00:34, Brett Barney wrote:
>> John <subst>
>> <orig seq="1">Gully</orig>
>> <add rend="unmarked" place="supralinear" seq="2">Goolly</add>
>> <add rend="unmarked" place="supralinear" seq="3">Gwolly</add>
>> </subst>, 84 Broadway
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