Hypothetically, of course, one could add a postscript
*anywhere* on or in a completed letter, assuming that
there is space to do so, including between the lines
of a paragraph.
I hope to visit you soon. Perhaps
p.s. Forget I said this; my plans have changed!
as soon as next week....
which really would throw a spanner into the scheme.
I'd be tempted to handle this with some kind of
anchor and pointer. But it could get messy.
But I love the example.
On Wed, Jan 24, 2018, at 14:45, Ondine LeBlanc wrote:
> You could decide that the encoding guidelines diverge from the print
> policy and dictate that a postscript should always migrate to the end of
> the document (much like those editions that always move a dateline to
> the top . . . ).
> Ah, the power of Editorial Directives!
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> Subject: Daniel Webster breaks the TEI Guidelines
> This is amusing. I'm working with the Papers of Daniel Webster (an
> American statesman of the early 19th century), and one of his letters
> begins thus, as it appears in the printed edition:
> TO JAMES HERVEY BINGHAM
> P.S. The top of a letter is a new place for a postscript; excuse it, for
> its design is to beg you to give my love to your and my friends P. and
> Salisbury, April 3, 1804.
> Good Hervey,
> I am really much obliged by your ready attention to my requests [etc.
> I don't suppose that's grounds for requesting that <postscript> be added
> to model.divTopPart? :-)
> (Obviously, a generic div or divN will solve the tagging problem. But
> semantically, isn't this a postscript, regardless of its position? And
> presumably it was placed there after the body of the letter had been
> Would anyone argue for encoding it at the end of the document, with a
> modifier of some sort to indicate place?)
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