Forme work: renditional issues [100]


Encoding renditional distinctions within <mw>


The WWP records the renditional distinction of forme work components using the rend= attribute on <mw>. Catchwords are the only type of forme work which is likely to contain any renditional information. If only part of the catchword is renditionally distinct, we will use <hi> as necessary to indicate the renditional shifts within it. We do not do any content-based encoding within catchwords (e.g. <persName>, etc.). We do not encode delimiters using the catchword’s rend= attribute; quotation marks, brackets, etc. should be encoded as #PCDATA since they do not function as delimiters in any meaningful sense within the catchword.

Note that where an <mw> element occurs within a renditionally distinct element, the rendition of the <mw> (if different) will need to be specified. For example:

    <lb/>If there were fewer words in this sentence in this

    <lb/>non-italicized page, then this could be the

    <term rend="slant(italic)">pen&shy;

    <pb n="3270">

    <milestone type="sig" n="Uu2v">

    <mw type="pageNum" rend="slant(upright)">3270</mw>

    ultimate</term> word on the page. But it’s not.

The <term> element here is italicized, and hence the rend= of <mw> needs to indicate that its content is not italicized.

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