[sword-devel] Poetry & prose

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
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.