In-Reply-To: Tilly Dutilh's (1996-07-11 16:01Z),
Lou Burnard's (1996-07-11 17:23Z),
Michael Sperberg-McQueen's (1996-07-12 19:02Z),
>1. <head rend=`bold centered'> Much about nothing </head>
>2. <hi=`bold centered'><head> Much about nothing</head></hi>
>3. <head><hi=`bold centered'>Much about nothing</hi></head>
For what else it might be worth, I agree that (1) is preferable.
There are at least four cases to be considered:
a. Many or all HEAD elements are bold and centered;
b. Only a few HEAD elements are (or only this one is) bold and
centered, for no obvious reason;
c. Only a few HEAD elements are (or only this one is) bold and
centered, for a clear reason;
d. Different parts of some HEAD elements are rendered differently.
Lou Burnard has already pointed out what I agree is the preferred way
to encode case (d):
although in the case that all headings are bold, and only the "The"
of Gaurdian is different, I would use
<hi rend='weight(normal) slant(italic)'>The</hi> Guardian</head>
For case (a) I think suggestion (1) is distinctly superior, and this
is what the WWP uses, although internally a defaulting mechanism may
be relied upon.
For case (b), I think it's a toss-up between suggestions (1) and (3),
above. I prefer, and the WWP uses, solution (1).
For case (c), it depends on whether or not the reason for the
renditional distinctness is being encoded in this document. If so,
the appropriate element should be used inside HEAD. If not, I think
it's a toss-up between suggestions (1) and (3), above. I think I
prefer solution (3), but the WWP uses suggestion (1).
E.g., if the heading is renditionally distinct because it is also
a name, I would say to put a NAME element inside the HEAD, and put
the information about the renditional distinction on the NAME's rend=
-- Syd Bauman, textbase programmer/analyst
Brown University Women Writers Project
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