In my opinion, `<ex>` should not contain `<hi>`, since it is purely the
resolved text, not the writing on the page, and so can not be
"graphically distinct" in the source. In your example below, I think
you're misusing both `<am>` and `<ex>`, and your abbreviation would be
perfectly correctly tagged as simply `<abbr>` and `<expan>`.
On the other hand, I can see why we could want `<hi>` (and other
editorial markup) inside `<am>`, since this is clearly text on the page.
I vaguely recall this was discussed here some years ago, and perhaps the
conclusion was the `@rend` could just as well sit on `<am>` as on the
`<hi>` within it. (On the other hand, what if an `<am>` is made up of
more than one character, only part of which is graphically distinct?)
I think you have a case for a feature request in the second case, but
I'd argue against adding anything to the content model of `<ex>`.
Hope this helps,
On 16/02/2015 12:43, Jakub Simek wrote:
> Dear list,
> Is there a reason why <hi> isn’t allowed inside of <am> or <ex>?
> In our edition project, we have the following policy for encoding abbreviations:
> 1) The whole abbreviated word is put inside of <abbr>, the whole expanded version of this word is put inside of <expan> and both versions go into <choice>.
> 2) The abbreviated part of the word is put into <am>, the expanded part into <ex>.
> 3) If superscripts and other superscript-like characters are used for an abbreviation, we consider the preceding „base“ character as part of the abbreviation.
> Now I have a case where the „er“ in the German article „Der“ is abbreviated by a hook (encoded by us presently with U+02C0). Additionally, the „D“ is decorated by a red stroke. According to our project rules, I would use the following encoding:
> <abbr><am><hi rend="decoration-color:red">D</hi>ˀ</am></abbr>
> <expan><ex><hi rend="decoration-color:red">D</hi>er</ex></expan>
> But unfortunately, <hi> isn’t allowed inside of <am> or <ex>. Perhaps it should be? I am sure there would be other examples where a part of an abbreviation could be highlighted in some way.
> Kind regards
> Dr. Jakub Simek
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