In old FrameMaker+SGML, there was an annotation-grouping tag "AnnGroup" that was very useful to set up an annotations workflow open to various contributors (interns and scholars identified though the "resp" attribute) of scholarly annotations and to editors charged with improving the drafted annotations. The "type" attribute was used to indicate the editorial progress of an annotation from draft to final printer-ready version. As a result, the file containing the entire series of annotations for a full volume with many discrete texts consisted of a long series of AnnGroups, each one of which was linked to a specific place in those texts, with a lemma reproducing the text being annotated, shared by the distinct <annotation>s within the group. The nesting allowed us to conserve the entire genealogical history of each annotation, for it extended to every entry. The "type" attribute included the value "rejected" so that a group could be skipped or ignored when the file was asked to display only the notes with type value "print-ready". The list of all those print-ready annotations would then become, after rekeying, a principal section of the volume’s back-matter.

The example below shows a generalization of that principle (in FrameMaker+SGML, <note> was <annotation>). The explicit grouping was therefore indispensable for display clarity and target economy within such a long file.

<AnnGroup><link target=#docid-page#-line#/><lem>text segment in need of annotation</lem>

   <note resp="AW" type="draft"><p>first version of annotation</p></note>

   <note resp="ADT" type="revise"><p>second version of annotation</p></note>

   <note resp="GenEd" type="print-ready"><p>final version of annotation</p></note>




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Subject: Re: Double-end-point equivalent for annotation

While I also like the <noteGrp> idea, I'm wondering, Joey, if just

<note target="doc.xml#a1" targetEnd="doc.xml#a2" type="short">Here is a short note on the word/phrase</note>
<note target="doc.xml#a1" targetEnd="doc.xml#a2" type="long">Here is a longer, more discursive note on the phrase</note>
<note target="doc.xml#a1" targetEnd="doc.xml#a2" type="pedagogical">Here is a note that offers exercises in the classroom for this phrase</note>

is sufficient? (I.e., no explicit grouping, just held together by the
threads of similar pointers.)