[sword-devel] Poetry Encoding

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Fri Mar 27 05:39:34 MST 2009

David (Mailing List Addy) wrote:
> On Thursday 26 March 2009 08:30:18 pm Chris Little wrote:
>> I believe <l> can also be used for orthographic lines in mss/tablets 
> (if
>> I ever convert the EnumaElish module to OSIS, I'll use <l> there). So 
> in
>> that case (i.e. non-poetic lines) level would be unnecessary & have 
> no
>> meaning.
> If this is the case, then we definitely need some other way such as the 
> level attribute to determine programmaticly what's poetry and what is 
> some other use of <l> would the non-poetic <l> be in use with-in an 
> <lg>? Or are there non-poetic uses for <lg>?

<l> may only occur within <lg>.

But I'm not sure I understand why it is important to know whether a line 
or line group mark poetic lines as opposed to ms orthographic lines.

In both cases, the start of the line marks a straight margin and the end 
of the line marks a linebreak. And in both cases, putting the whole text 
block inset from the margin of preceding/following text is commonplace. 
Maybe there's a non-rendering issue I'm not thinking of, but in terms of 
rendering, identical handling would seem best to me (with the addition 
of further inset lines in the event of level > "1").


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