On 10 Dec 2012, at 17:06, Louis-Dominique Dubeau <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think it is cleaner, but I've noticed that in the bargain we've gained
> quotes. If I use the test I initially created (before I decided that
> maybe my understanding was confused) and diff the before and after, I
> $ diff old/test1-fmt.html test1-fmt.html
> < <div class="p">Blah <span class="quote_inline">bluh</span>.</div>
>> <p>Blah <span class="quote">‘bluh’</span>.</p>
I take your point; its not the whole story, though. Quotes sometimes
were being added and sometimes not. I can't decide whether to
add them or not, to be honest. Do I:
a) do nothing. in which case the default <q>hello</q> will show nothing visible at all
b) add quotes in the CSS
c) examine the header and try and work out if the user has said whether or not they have added quotes themselves
d) some other algorithm
> However, the
> upshot for someone who's been working with the previous release of TEI
> is a new release that breaks what used to work.
true. but I suspect it was inconsistent before..
> The way <p> is now handled works for my use, but looking at just about
> any philosophy book I can pull off my shelves, I see lists and quotes
> which look to me to be embedded in paragraphs. This I infer by the lack
> of indentation at the start of the block of text appearing just after
> the quote or list. So it does seem that somewhere down the road someone
> is going to be unhappy with interrupted paragraphs.
that depends on the rendering, doesn't it. subsequent generated paragraphs
should then have some "no indent" info added.
> Reflecting out loud now (so to speak), I'm inclined to think now that
> boiling down block elements to div --- as mentioned by other list
> members --- would be the method least likely to create issues down the
I foresee dangers along any road. Oh lord, maybe I have
to make the choice between methods a new parameter,
and you get to choose.
> When I wrote my initial email, I flashed back briefly to xsl:fo
> and thought that a solution for html could emulate the block and inline
> structure of xsl:of
yes. but thats reducing HTML to just div/span, and I fear T B-L would
shout at me if he knew I was ignoring HTML semantics.
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