Michael I sense some convergence of threads. Would the proposal of extending the tabular provisions fit in with dicussions about floating divs? I ask because the relationship between unnumbered divs can be capture in a table content model. If one is mindful that a table is a mechanism for combinatorial reading (verticals, horizontals and even diagonals) based on a grid system for ascribing location to any particular cell. Looks like feature structures come home to roost: (x, y), (x, y, z), (x, y ,z, ... n) ... > In the general case of text segments that, for semantic as well as > presentational reasons, need to be rendered with a specific set of > horizontal and vertical aligments, the concept that comes to mind is > "table". The snag is that the authors of what is now in P5 called the > Performance Texts chapter decided that cast lists were a special case of a > TEI list, not a TEI table. Which means the existing tagset for encoding a > cast list doesn't offer a crucial facility that tabular markup brings, > namely the ability to give strong hints about vertical and horizontal > arrangement and alignment to a processor, without having to make the > alieneation tail wag the rest of the poor dog into a dizzying blur. Time to > extend, I'd say. > > Michael Beddow > -- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance Everyone is a little bit crazy; everyone at some time has a learning disability; No one is ever a little bit positive.