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If you add it to model.divTopPart, you will permit postscript within 
postscript, which even Mr Webster might baulk at. Add it 
model.divwrapper if you like though!




On 24/01/18 19:31, David Sewell wrote:
> This is amusing. I'm working with the Papers of Daniel Webster (an 
> American statesman of the early 19th century), and one of his letters 
> begins thus, as it appears in the printed edition:
>
> ====
> TO JAMES HERVEY BINGHAM
>
> P.S. The top of a letter is a new place for a postscript; excuse it, 
> for its design is to beg you to give my love to your and my friends P. 
> and E.
>                 Salisbury, April 3, 1804.
> Good Hervey,
>     I am really much obliged by your ready attention to my requests 
> [etc. ...]
> ====
>
> I don't suppose that's grounds for requesting that <postscript> be 
> added to model.divTopPart? :-)
>
> (Obviously, a generic div or divN will solve the tagging problem. But 
> semantically, isn't this a postscript, regardless of its position? And 
> presumably it was placed there after the body of the letter had been 
> written. Would anyone argue for encoding it at the end of the 
> document, with a modifier of some sort to indicate place?)
>
> David
>
>