Lou Burnard wrote:
> >The second question is about <fw>. Reading the Green Book, it seems like
> >it has the same role of milestone tags (included in m.globincl class).
> >Instead it is declared as an element of m.phrase class. This makes
> >difficult to use it to encode some aspects of the physical page of a
> >source. Is this an inconsistency of the Green book, as well, or am I
> >misunderstanding the Guidelines?
> I'm not sure why you think the <fw> element has the same role as a milestone
> tag -- unlike a milestone, the <fw> element has some content. It is declared
> as a member of the m.phrase class so that it can appear (as it generally
> does) within a paragraph. There is probably a good case for making it a
> member of the inter class, so that it can also appear between paragraphs. I
> don't think it should be a global inclusion -- there are too many of those
> little XML-defying suckers already.
Looking at the P3 Tag list at the end of the Guidelines, FW element is
declared to appear in "none" (just like milestone tags). That's why one
can think it is a floating element.
Anyway, it can happen that you have a <p>, a <lg> or a <div> finishing
exactly at the end of a page. In that case, you meet the running head
and page number before the new paragraph or group of verses (as it
happens with our Canti Orfici by Dino Campana).
For this reason, if not an inclusion (for those xml-defying suckers),
I think <fw> should be in inter class, as Lou suggests.