Another reason, though, that I had forgotten about: spGrp isn’t in Tei simplePrint, which I’m trying to stick to. It’s a nice question whether spGrp ought to be in that schema. If my memory doesn’t trick me spGrp had its origin in some correspondence between Lou and me about problems of encoding 18th century libretti, where the joint articulation of musical and textual structures made something like spGrp a good solution.
Speech groupings of one kind or another are not uncommon in the literature for which the simplePrint was designed. So perhaps it would make sense to add that element. It is part of TEI Lite.
While I’m on the topic of that schema (whose name I still don’t like), its description in the Customization section of the web site is seriously misleading. It says there that it is “focused primarily on the needs of those encoding Western European early modern printed material.” The schema will work very well for moderately complex encoding of stuff written in any alphabet that is the descendant of the Greek alphabet or its Semitic ancestor and probably several other alphabets as well.
The treacherous word “simple” has also crept into the description of TEI Lite , which was never that lite and includes a lot more than “basic elements for simple documents.”
Over the course of the TEI Simple project I came to the conclusion that the interesting of that project was the Processing Model and that the schema was not sufficiently distinct from TEI Lite (or the DTA schema) to justify a separate existence. In my view the TEI Community would be well served by consolidating several current customizations in TEI Lite 2.0, a single version that would do for text encoding what a midsize SUV does for transportation or a family practice for medicine: 90% of the problems for 90% of the users (the original mantra of TEI Lite.
I guess my eyes are giving out. That settles that, and it works.
I think you'll find spGrp does too have a @type attribute.
I had thought of that and rejected it because there is no @type attribute that would let you define it further. You could use @rend with an ‘aside’ value. But that doesn’t seem right, because ‘aside’ is a structural/semantic thing.
Would this count as a <spGrp> perhaps?
On 4 Sep 2017 20:24, Martin Mueller <[hidden email]> wrote:
Err no, sorry: spGrp is not included in TEI Lite either.
On 04/09/17 22:35, Martin Mueller wrote:
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