On 2:59 PM, Syd Bauman wrote:
> If we follow P. Schaffner TEI-in-Libraries method (apparently
> inherited from M. Popham), we would move the<pb> thus:
> <lb/>I talk too much. come on. The Duke is waiting.</said>
> <div type="chapter" n="4">
> <pb n="52"/>
> This clearly asserts that chapter 4 starts on page 51.
Are you sure? It sounds to me like you're reading the markup serially,
rather than as a tree. I read this markup fragment as "chapter 4 begins
with a page break for the page starting at number 52". Since <pb
n="52"/> is the very first child of <div type="chapter" n="4">, I would
assume that there is nothing inside chapter 4 that is on page 52.
> Which is why,
> when we ask "what page am I on?" using preceding::pb/@n from the
> <div> we get the wrong answer ("51").
I assumed you could only ask "what page am I on?" of a string of text
occurring between markup, not of markup itself ("from the <div>"). The
div itself, after all, is likely to span many pages. There is no text
node occurring before the <pb n="52"/>, so in opinion there's no part of
<div type="chapter" n="4"> that is on page 51.