In-reply-to: Peter Flynn's of Wed 1996-07-24 18:17Z,
(itself a reply to
Tilly Dutilh's of Tue 1996-07-23 15:42Z).
> <head rend="centered"><distinct type="FooBarBoldExtended"
> space="36/48pt"><num rend="roman uppercase"
> value="2">II</num><lb><title level="a">History of
> Encoding</title>:<lb><title level="m">Encoding hierarchically
> structured texts</title></distinct></head>
If I understand T. Dutilh's request correctly, I consider the
encoding above not only not a good idea, but outright erroneous.
* The renditional features of being bold extended and 36/48 have
nothing to do with linguistic distinction, and thus use of the
DISTINCT element is inappropriate. Even if it is appropriate,
"BoldExtended" is not a type of linguistic distinction. See
* I have always thought that the TITLE element refers to the title
of *another* work, as in a bibliography or a passing reference,
rather than to the *current* work, which would appear as the
DOCTITLE on the title page and in the TITLESTMNT in the header. I
suppose if a work mentions its own title elsewhere TITLE would be
needed, but I am uncomfortable using TITLE for every chapter
title. See 188.8.131.52.
Assuming the renditional information is important, I would use
<head rend="align(center) weight(bold) size(36 pt) lead(48 pt)"
<lb>History of Encoding:
<lb>Encoding hierarchically structured texts
Or, if I specifically wanted to separate the various parts I might
use something like
<head rend="get(id(head1))" type=num><num value="2">II</num></head>
<head rend="get(id(head1))" type=main>History of Encoding:</head>
<head rend="get(id(head1))" type=sub>Encoding hierarchically
I would really prefer that first line to be
<num rend="get(id(head1))" value=2>II</num>
but NUM cannot validly be the child of a DIV.