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Thanks for mentioning <floatingText> in this context, I had indeed
missed that. It seems like a good solution here, and feels much less
like tag-abuse than the <q> solution.

Frederik



Am 12.08.2015 um 16:49 schrieb Martin Mueller:
> For the pattern below, indeed very common:
> 
>  <div>
>     <head>Chapter 1</head>
>     <p>The grandfather told his grandchildren a story.</p>
>     <div>
>       <p>A prince and a princess met.</p>
>       <p>And they lived happily ever after.</p>
>     </div>
>     <p>The grandchildren had already fallen asleep.</p>
>   </div>
> 
> the simplest solution is
> 
>  <div>
> <head>Chapter 1</head>
> <p>The grandfather told his grandchildren a story.</p>
> <floatingText>
> <body>
> <p>A prince and a princess met.</p>
> <p>And they lived happily ever after.</p>
> </body>
> 
> </floatingText>
> 
> <p>The grandchildren had already fallen asleep.</p>
> </div>
> 
> 
> 
> One could also use <q> with some type attribute. I like to think of <q> as
> a "joker in the pack" element that is mischievous and versatile in the
> manner of the Indoeuropean labio-velars that the letter often represents.
> Yu can support such an approach by taking the Guidelines very literally:
> 'material which is distinguished from the surrounding text using quotation
> marks or a similar method, for any one of a variety of reasons including,
> but not limited toŠ' But many others would think of this as flagrant tag
> abuse. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Martin Mueller
> 
> Professor emeritus of English and Classics
> Northwestern University
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 8/12/15 9:28 AM, "TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) public discussion list
> on behalf of Frederik Elwert" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> <div>
>>    <head>Chapter 1</head>
>>    <p>The grandfather told his grandchildren a story.</p>
>>    <div>
>>      <p>A prince and a princess met.</p>
>>      <p>And they lived happily ever after.</p>
>>    </div>
>>    <p>The grandchildren had already fallen asleep.</p>
>>  </div>

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