Renditional keywords: break, and line break defaults for WWP elements [164]

Abstract

Use of the break keyword to capture line breaks between elements, including defaults assumed in WWP practice

Discussion

The break keyword indicates whether or not the element in question starts on a new line. Its possible arguments are “yes” (the element does begin on a new line) and “no” (the element does not begin on a new line).

The following list records the defaults for the break keyword which are set as part of the WWP default style sheet. They can be overridden by the encoder either by setting a default in the individual file (in the <tagUsage> element) or by recording a value for this keyword on the rend= attribute for an individual element. If no value is specified either in the header or on an individual element, the default values will be as listed below.

1. Elements for which the encoder must set a default in the header, using the <tagUsage> element. These elements are so variable in their rendition that no default can be established usefully for the entire textbase, so the encoder should determine what the most useful default will be for the particular text being encoded. It is quite likely that many instances of these elements in the text will need to override the default chosen.

<mw>, <sp>, <stage>

2. Elements for which the default value is “yes” (these elements will default to start on a new line):

<argument>, <castgroup>, <castItem>, <castlist>, <cb>, <closer>, <dateline>, <div>, <docEdition>, <docImprint>, <docSale>, <docTitle>, <epigraph>, <figDesc>, <figure>, <head>, <imprimatur>, <item>, <l>, <lb>, <lg>, <list>, <note>, <opener>, <p>, <pb>, <performance>, <respLine>, <respStmt>, <salute>, <set>, <signed>, <speaker>, <titleBlock>, <titlePart>, <trailer>

3. Elements for which the default value is “no” (these elements will default NOT to start on a new line):

<abbr>, <actor>, <add>, <addSpan>, <anchor>, <author>, <bibl>, <cit>, <date>, <del>, <delSpan>, <distinct>, <docRole>, <docDate>, <emph>, <foreign>, <gap>, <gloss>, <handShift>, <hi>, <label>, <measure>, <mentioned>, <name>, <num>, <orgName>, <orig>, <persName>, <placeName>, <ptr>, <publisher>, <pubPlace>, <q>, <quote>, <ref>, <resp>, <restore>, <role>, <roleDesc>, <rs>, <seg>, <sic>, <soCalled>, <supplied>, <term>, <time>, <title>, <unclear>, <unknown>, <xptr>, <xref>.

4. Elements for which no default is needed, since they are not used for transcription of the source text, or they are elements for which it is meaningless to set a default:

<address>, <addrLine>, <alt>, <altGrp>, <analytic>, <authority>, <availability>, <back>, <biblFull>, <biblScope>, <biblStruct>, <body>, <correction>, <distributor>, <edition>, <editionStmt>, <editor>, <editorialDecl>, <encodingDesc>, <fileDesc>, <front>, <funder>, <group>, <hand>, <handList>, <hyperDiv>, <hyphenation>, <idno>, <imprint>, <interpretation>, <join> (rendition should default to the rendition of result=), <joinGrp> (rendition should default to the rendition of result=), <language>, <langUsage>, <link>, <linkGrp>, <listBibl>, <milestone>, <monogr>, <move>, <normalization>, <notesStmt>, <postBox>, <postCode>, <principal>, <profileDesc>, <projectDesc>, <publicationStmt>, <quotation>, <refsDecl>, <rendition>, <revisionDesc>, <samplingDesc>, <segmentation>, <series>, <seriesStmt>, <sourceDesc>, <speaker>, <sponsor>, <state>, <stdVals>, <step>, <street>, <tagsDecl>, <tagUsage>, <tei.2>, <teiCorpus>, <teiHeader>, <text>, <titleStmt>.

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