Dear Peter (cc TEI-L),
I agree with this criticism, and I suppose it exposes an implicit
(mis)understanding that the main text is primary, and so when the main
text breaks over a page, that's different from when something else does.
That's wrong because, among other things, there isn't necessarily going to
be a single main text. The alternative suggestion of using a <pb> every
time a textual constituent crosses a page boundary sounds more wholesome,
with, where appropriate, an attribute registration of the type textual
constituent that is hosting the break.
On 2/15/14, 7:16 AM, "Peter Boot" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Say your text has a body with several pages, some formework which
>> over facing pages, and - to boot - a footnote which starts on one page
>> ends on another. How many <pb/> would you use?
>One pb at each place any textual constituent continues on a new page,
>whether that is the main text, a note, formework, an inset, or whatever.
>> Sounds like a job for (currently nonexistent) <nb> ("note break").
>A note can continue on a new page, but also in a new column, or even in a
>new gathering. We don't call a pagebreak in a chapter a chapter break. So
>why call it a notebreak in a note?