At 15:19 09/02/98 CST, Fabio Ciotti wrote:
>We are tagging some poems by G. Pascoli,
>recording some metrical information with these attributes. In some
>cases we have to distinguish between emistichi, using the <seg> tag,
>and we should provide metrical information about that segment.
The MET and REAL attributes are not provided for the <seg> or <div>
elements, as you correctly suppose. The text of P3 suggests that they
are. This is an error. There was quite a lengthy posting on the subject
a few months ago from Arjan Loeffen, if I remember rightly: see the
listing of current TEI problems in document TEI EDW67, available from
the TEI web site.
Michael and I have been discussing how best to fix this error, without
however reaching any firm conclusion -- any suggestions from this group
would be warmly welcomed.
>To me this is an inconsistency between the Guidelines and the DTD. Am
>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.
What do others think?
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