[sword-devel] Poetry & prose
Sat, 11 Jan 2003 22:48:35 -0700 (MST)
On Sun, 12 Jan 2003, Rev. Michael Paul Johnson wrote:
> What do you mean "orthographic lines"? Why are they not distinguished
> from poetry lines?
Orthographic lines are lines in the actual physical embodiment of a text.
For example, if you have a line of poetry that has a line break, it will
occupy 2 (or conceivably more) orthographic lines. Orthographic lines
would not be marked in modern texts, but might be used in encoding
inscriptions or in papyrological markup.
They could be distinguished using the type attribute, if you really
desired to do that. The OSIS Core Schema states that a more robust
mechanism for marking orthographic lines will be delivered in the
scholarly markup module, as well.