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Where you have a sequence of paragraphs of the same type, don't you just 
have a div with that type? (The sequence may include only one paragraph, 
of course.)

Cheers,
Martin

On 2017-04-12 11:33 AM, Martin Mueller wrote:
> I don’t think so. I think of <argument>  as a summary of what follows. A Gnomon article might have the following sequence of paragraphs, where upper and lower case distinguish the different types:
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> PPPpPppPPp etc
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> I’m sure I’ve seen this elsewhere. The author sends the signal: “you can skip this paragraph, but it’s part of a continuous argument.” You could of course encode it, using @rend or @rendition. But a @type attribute might be a better way of articulating this discursive structure, and you could derive particular layout instructions from the structural encoding.
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> On 4/12/17, 12:07 PM, "TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) public discussion list on behalf of Martin Holmes" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>     This rather sounds like it might be a job for <argument>:
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>     <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.tei-2Dc.org_release_doc_tei-2Dp5-2Ddoc_en_html_ref-2Dargument.html&d=DwICaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=FXRw3zJHKvtQOXEKltpN_laj_RInMXBzcdv1PnglcCY&s=ArhMNH3Tk8ixBDtg8zBAzuPqb6vdxFjXXWPsylhv0BU&e= >
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>     Cheers,
>     Martin
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>     On 2017-04-12 11:04 AM, Martin Mueller wrote:
>     > I just stumbled an earlier thread about a @type attribute for <p> , and
>     > there was a question about use cases. Here is one I can think of right
>     > away. In the days long ago, when I regularly thumbed the Classics review
>     > journal Gnomon, I always appreciated reviews that had a main argument in
>     > larger type and subsidiary stuff in smaller type.  So you could read the
>     > whole thing or skip the fine print. You could  model the fine print
>     > stuff as inline notes, but I think of notes as bits of text that sit
>     > explicitly outside the text stream, while the alternation of paragraphs
>     > in Gnomon stays within a sequential reading order.
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