There are a couple of options I can think of: style="display:
<salute style="display: inline;">Dear Freddy</salute> <p>How are you?</p>
or using a float:
<salute style="float: left;">Dear Freddy</salute> <p>How are you?</p>
I think when you're describing the layout of these two components (a
paragraph and a salute) in relation to each other, there needs to be a
larger context (here the div) within which they're described.
On 14-06-26 05:02 AM, Lou Burnard wrote:
> <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 .
>>  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:
>>> Freddy</salute></opener-inline>, how are you?</p>
>>> Or just allow salute within p, which seems the preferable solution to
>>> 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
>>> where you wouldn't want to move the salute to a fictitious closer.