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On 05/11/13 20:24, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 5 Nov 2013, at 20:09, Dot Porter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hi list,
>>
>> I am here with a colleague who would like to encode interactions between individuals in a story. Her (non-TEI) encoding looks like this:
>>
>> <interact from="character1" to="character2">What character1 says</interact>
>>
>> I can think of a few possibilities but nothing this exact. Any ideas from the list?
>>
> assuming you don't fancy standoff <relation> elements then
> 	<seg corresp="#character1 #character2">what character 1 says</seg>
> where the pointers are to <person> elements. The obvious flaws are:
>
> * the semantics is just expressed by the order of the two links
> * I will be torn apart by wolves for suggesting @corresp
>
>

Howls. That is so not what @corresp is for.

I would do this with

<sp who="#character1" whom="#character2">what char1 says</sp>  where 
@whom is an attribute I have defined in my ODD.