I need to have a look at more examples. Paul Schaffner probably has all
the cases in his head. But my hunch, to be confirmed by trawling through a
sample of the TCP corpus, is that very few marginal notes have internal
block-level components. So, if you come across a note that says that its
place is in the margin but it has such components you think of it as a
footnote or endnote.
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On 10/29/14 10:14 AM, "Sebastian Rahtz" <[log in to unmask]>
>> On 29 Oct 2014, at 15:08, Martin Mueller
>><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> For most of the typically very short and simple marginal notes in Early
>> Modern texts, display in the margin is a real benefit. Where you have
>> complex marginal notes--as for instance in Ben Jonson's Works--moving
>> notes to the end may be the better solution, and displaying them as
>> marginal notes on a screen may be a nuisance. I think there are
>> algorithmic ways of cleanly dividing the cases.
>What would your algorithm be? You are suggesting a much simpler solution,
>which is say that all complex side notes should be converted to endnotes,
>without trying to move them at all. But is this solely based on whether
>they have internal
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