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>.