[osis-core] level attrib added to <q>

Patrick Durusau osis-core@bibletechnologieswg.org
Thu, 07 Nov 2002 14:41:21 -0500


Not sure what the level attribute buys you? Err, walk the stack? Parsing 
is from top down, at least for properly nested quotes.

Would have a better argument with milestones marking quotes, since there 
is no tree to walk down. But you would need to use Start and End 
milestones to carry the attribute and its value.

Can you say some more about this?


Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

> <q> should contain an optional 'level' attribute to allow designation 
> of the depth of the quote, e.g.
> John said, <q level="1">The people say, <q level="2">Where is our 
> God?</q>.  But I say: open your eyes!</q>
> All quotes at certain level can be rendered with the same ", ', `, or 
> what-have-you, characters.
> (I realize this can possibly be derived, but this is so common, that 
> it is much easier to tag quotes inside quotes with level="2", than to 
> walk the parent stack for each quote to see if it is a subquote.)

Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature