On 28 Jan 2013, at 15:50, "John P. McCaskey" <[log in to unmask]>
> Contra: Proust sample, Oxford Text Archive, eMUNCH
please don't get the impression that the OTA has encoding standards which apply across the set of texts (cf http://www.ota.ox.ac.uk/text/5723.xml). the one you
cite is from ECCO, i think, so probably it is TCP conventions.
> The Guidelines says, "By convention, the start of a metrical line implies the start of a typographic line; hence there is no need to introduce an <lb> tag at the start of every <l> element."
sigh. as ever, special cases….
if its of interest, when I make HTML or Word from TEI, I basically ignore <lb/> if its the first or last child of its parent,
and turn the others into line breaks. But that is accepting the conversion is lossy, for display. Someone analysing
<lb>s will wish to consider further.
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