<opener>, <salute> and other divLiminal elements were originally thought
of in the context of print or manuscript traditions which set off such
things visually from the other "plain" paragraphs of a document.
However, some of them (notably <salute>) also have a semantic aspect
which can apply to any string of text, within or outside of a <p>.
In the case where a printed version of the text would plausibly offset
the salutation from the rest, I think I would prefer something like
<salute rend="inline">Dear Freddy</salute><p>How are you?</p>
If you want an inline-salutation element, I think it has to be a
different one. And you also have to decide whether you will treat things
<p>How, my dear Freddy, are you?</p>
in the same way.
On 26/06/14 10:05, Peter Stadler wrote:
> Dear Peter,
> I got no solution but all I can tell is: you’re not alone ;-)
> There are several correspondence related elements (opener, closer, postscript, salute, signed) which impose a (prototypic) structure that not necessarily matches with "real“ correspondence texts. The issue is on the Correspondence SIG’s agenda  but has been deferred because we started with the "easy" header additions .
>  http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/SIG:Correspondence#Topics_currently_under_discussion
>  https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/510/
> Am 26.06.2014 um 10:24 schrieb Peter Boot <[log in to unmask]>:
>> This seems like a rather basic question, but how do you all deal with salutations that are embedded within the first paragraph of a letter or postcard?
>> When the salutation is placed above the text, we use:
>> <salute>Dear Freddy</salute>
>> <p>How are you?</p>
>> But we have a postcard that starts like this:
>> Dear Freddy, how are you
>> Since salute is not allowed immediately in a paragraph, we could introduce a new element ('opener-inline') to deal with this:
>> <p><opener-inline><salute>Dear Freddy</salute></opener-inline>, how are you?</p>
>> Or just allow salute within p, which seems the preferable solution to me.
>> Similar issues arise in closing salutations, that can also be embedded within regular paragraphs. We have a postscript like this:
>> <postscript><p>Mr. Foster came to see me, I am going to
>> him tomorrow. <salute>Good bye. Au revoir!</salute></p></postscript>
>> where you wouldn't want to move the salute to a fictitious closer.