I'm wondering if there is a format that others have used for a standoff annotation format akin to double-end-point attachment for apparatus? I know that "standoff annotation" can mean quite a few things to different people, but the case that I mean here is that there is a phrase:
"Here is an example phrase"
where I want to be able to attach a set of annotations to a particular word using double-end-point attachment so that one could, say, click on the word and get a pop-up of the annotative note.
We currently have something that looks like this using the <span> element:
<span from="doc.xml#a1" to="doc.xml#a2">
<note type="short">Here is a short note on the word/phrase</note>
<note type="long">Here is a longer, more discursive note on the phrase</note>
<note type="pedagogical">Here is a note that offers exercises in the classroom for this phrase</note>
This is valid, but does it seem like an appropriate use of the <span> element? All of the examples in the guidelines use the <span> element to associate simple strings or other unstructured data to a segment of text, so I wasn't sure if this was a sound use of the element.
All advice appreciated! Thanks!