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Syd Bauman wrote:
>> I am confused as to why a "q" element in the default DTD cannot be
>> placed within a "bibl"--a supposedly unstructured bibliographic
>> citation. 
> 
> Really good question, to which I don't really have a ready answer.
> Because your previous post included questions about Roma, I presume
> you're using P5, but neither <q> nor <quote> have been allowed inside
> <bibl> since at least P3, if not earlier. 
> 

Because <bibl> is not intended to contain quotations! It's a 
bibliographic description -- and quotations do not typically appear 
within such a thing.


> 
>> One can often find a string of text within a document which
>> includes bibliographic data such as author and title, but also
>> short quotations in the middle of such bibliographic spans of text.
> 

Indeed, but that is not a <bibl> but (in TEI-land) a <cit>.