[sword-devel] Poetry Encoding
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
>> I ever convert the EnumaElish module to OSIS, I'll use <l> there). So
>> that case (i.e. non-poetic lines) level would be unnecessary & have
> 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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