Braces and the braced keyword

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braced

Use of the braced keyword to encode bracing used to group together multiple lines (e.g. lines of poetry)

The braced keyword indicates that the element in question uses a curly brace to represent the element’s grouping function. Elements for which this keyword is appropriate typically contain several component elements, such as a set of verse lines or a group of items in a cast list. The curly brace is usually positioned in the margin in such a way as to indicate the association of the components (for instance, a poetic tercet, or a group of related roles in the drama).

For a basic encoding, we recommend simply using the braced keyword without an argument to indicate that a brace is present, as shown in examples 1 and 2. Your own needs will determine whether further detail is necessary: for instance, to indicate which way the brace faces, or which side of the element it is on.

Examples

Example 1.

 <lg rend="braced()" type="tercet">
            <l>That thus we &s;ee in each judicious Line,</l>
            <l>Nature and Art in beauteous Order &s;hine,</l>
            <l>The Numbers ea&s;y and the Thoughts Divine</l>
</lg>

Example 2.

<castGroup rend="braced">
            <castItem><role id="RNTadm">Admiration.</role></castItem>
            <castItem><role id="RNTvai">Vainglory.</role></castItem>
            <castItem><role id="RNTpri">Pride.</role></castItem>
            <castItem><role id="RNTamb">Ambition.</role></castItem>
            <trailer rend="slant(italic)">Madamoi&s;elle
              <hi>LaBelles</hi> Wooers.</trailer>
 </castGroup>