So, while it's still January, I observe that it's not at all clear to me
how that slash should be encoded!
April, as T.S. Eliot observed, is <quote>the cruellest month, breeding/
Lilacs out of the dead land</quote>
obviously, but what about the slash?
Representing it by an <lb/> I contend misrepresents the source, which
doesn't have a real line break at this point. So probably best leave
Representing the metrical structure with a couple of <l> tags would be
easier, but I can't put an <l> round "the cruellest month, breeding"
since it's acephelous (you may be forgiven for thinking I wrote this
whole message to give myself an opportunity to use that word)
Of course, we do have the wonderful new ability to mark up the
fragmented line as a discontinuous segment:
<join target="#april #restofline" result="l"/>
<seg xml:id="april">April</seg>, as T.S. Eliot observed, is <quote><seg
xml:id="restofline">the cruellest month, breeding</seg> / Lilacs out of
the dead land</quote>
though this does seem quite a lot of dressing for a rather small salad.
On 28/01/13 20:54, Dr J. T. Young wrote:
> April, as T.S. Eliot observed, is 'the cruellest month, breeding/ Lilacs
> out of the dead land' ...
> On 28/01/2013 17:00, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> On 28/01/13 16:22, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>>> 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….
>> As I noted previously, it's easy enough to think of cases where
>> paragraphs are rendered without an initial line break; much less easy
>> to do so for verse lines. So maybe not as special as all that.