On Fri, 6 Jan 2012, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> I suspect I know what people will think, but let me try anyway.
> <tei:hi rend="subscript">b,<tei:hi rend="italic">i</tei:hi></tei:hi>;
> mean that the inner "i" is subscripted or not?
Do you need to distnguish between the TEI document and its processing?
When looking at the TEI, I'm not sure if inheritance is relevant. I mean
as far as the TEI is concerned the letter i is inside a hi-rend-italic and
that is inside a hi-rend-subscript. That's the end of the story.
When processing this TEI, e.g., by a XSL script, it's up to your XSL as to
what you want to do with characters that are inside a hi-rend-italic that
is itself inside a hi-rend-subscript. Most people would want the
If the opposite of italic is normal then how about:
<tei:hi rend="normal">b,<tei:hi rend="italic">i</tei:hi></tei:hi>;
Presumably this is valid TEI but your XSL might produce an error.