Layout and Logical Structure in XML (was Re: Is anybody working on ...)
[re: preserving formatting with XML] The demands of codicographers and bibliographers are even more extreme than those of market researchers or K-12 textbook readers. When I was doing my analysis of scribal spelling patterns in the major Old English poetic manuscripts, I needed to markup page breaks, line breaks, corrections and erasures, changes in scribal hand, editorial variants, and sometimes even word spacing _in addition to_ the metrical (a verse/b-verse) and logical (text/fitt) structure of the manuscripts. The Text Encoding Initiative has already spent around a decade working on the problem of marking up concurrent structures such as these. Some of their solutions involve features not available in XML 1.0 (especially inclusion exceptions), but it would be well worth while to visit their site, if only to steal some ideas: http://www.uic.edu/orgs/tei/ All the best, David -- David Megginson ak117@f... Microstar Software Ltd. dmeggins@m... http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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