Looking into the issues of concurrent markup (e.g., Sanskrit Rig Veda
has basic book/hymn/verse/line structural divisions as well as
non-sequential chronological sub-divisions wherein synchronous parts of
composition are scattered in differening areas which overlap the
structural divisions, hence defying XML's demand of well-formedness viz.
nesting), I'm trying to maximize R&D time viz. blind alleys.
Those of far greater wisdom than I have proposed a range of solutions,
one lamented the "lost" concur function of SGML of many moons ago. I've
pondered puttering with XML Schema's == or, less likely, the DOM. Is
anyone working with well-formed TEI out there who has addressed this in
any fashion? Is there a pending--or even debatable--consensus?
John Robert Gardner, Ph.D.