The break keyword and line break defaults

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

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).

This entry describes a set of defaults for the break keyword which the WWP includes in its global default style sheet, which may be applicable to other similar projects. These defaults 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 would apply.

  1. Elements for which a default value of break(yes) is most appropriate (these elements should usually 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
  2. Elements for which a default value of break(no) is most appropriate (these elements should usually 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.
  3. Elements whose behavior is so variable that no global default can be set; these should be defaulted (if at all) at the level of the individual document. The encoder should set a default in the header, using the tagUsage element. It is quite likely that many instances of these elements in the text will need to override whatever default is chosen. mw, sp, stage
  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 the break keyword is not typically applicable: 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, samplingDecl, segmentation, series, seriesStmt, sourceDesc, speaker, sponsor, state, stdVals, step, street, tagsDecl, tagUsage, TEI.2, teiCorpus, teiHeader, text, titleStmt.