> <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
Absolutely right, it's horrible. But TEI provides little to describe
typographic features, so one has to resort to this kind of stuff. I
believe some of the early WWP texts which attempted typographical
markup ran into the same problems. I wonder if the TRC would be
interested in a new DTD fragment for typographic description?
* 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.
Ditto. For the same reasons, alas.
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
I was making the assumption -- probably wrongly -- that (a) the second
and third lines of the title might have some further typographic
variation which we were unaware of; or that (b) a user might want to
be able to distinguish between the "major-head" nature of line 2 and
the "sub-head" nature of line 3.
Hands up who would like some elements to let us describe this kind of
thing more elegantly?