On 07/01/12 18:25, Martin Holmes wrote:
> The nested tag overrides the outer tag. This is what would happen with
> CSS. Depending on your aims, though, you might code it differently (with
> two outer subscript tags and an inner superscript which isn't contained
> by either).
OK, so (for you) this is a case where the values of @rend are understood
to be non-combinable: if it's super, it can't also be sub, just like the
other example discussed on this thread ( "roman" and "italic"). But
Sebastian's original question concerned a case where the values *can* be
combined. (If the inner value is "bold" and the outer value is "italic",
it is plausible to read this as meaning "bold italic", rather than just
> I think you have to ask yourself: if the contents of the inner tag were
> not superscript, what on earth could the tag mean?
Say what? the inner tag's meaning could be several things ... it might
mean "apply superscripting to a subscripted number" (thus producing
something which is neither sub nor super), it could mean "ERROR ERROR
SUBSCRIPTS MAY NOT BE SUPERSCRIPTED"
Imagine a rendition system (such as LaTeX) in which we have relative
values like "bigger" or "smaller". What would <hi rend="bigger"> xxx
<hi rend="bigger"> yyy</hi> zzz </hi> mean? Does it mean that the inner
<hi> is redundant? or does it mean that the yyy is to be rendered bigger
than the xxx and the zzz, both of which are bigger than the default? If
you think the latter, then what would it mean if the inner "bigger" were
I suppose all I'm saying here is what we already know: the semantics of
the values for @rend are underspecified.
> On 12-01-06 04:20 PM, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> ok, so what does<tei:hi rend="subscript">b,<tei:hi
>> -- Sent from my HP TouchPad
>> *From:* Martin Holmes<[log in to unmask]>
>> *Date:* 6 Jan 2012 23:30
>> *Subject:*Re: are @rend values on<hi> inherited?
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>> Definitely yes. Unless an intervening tag explicitly undoes the
>> subscripting, it stays in effect until its tag is closed. Any other
>> behaviour would be completely unintuitive.
>> On 12-01-06 01:23 AM, Laurent Romary wrote:
>> > I would definitely say yes...
>> > Le 6 janv. 2012 à 10:13, Sebastian Rahtz a écrit :
>> >> I suspect I know what people will think, but let me try anyway.
>> >> Does
>> >> <tei:hi rend="subscript">b,<tei:hi rend="italic">i</tei:hi></tei:hi>;
>> >> mean that the inner "i" is subscripted or not?
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