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DVPP project 2023-01-30 to 2023-02-03

to : Martin Holmes
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Over the weekend, did all the prep work for generating @xml:id attributes for <linkGrp> elements, making them mandatory, and providing the next available id through Schematron.

On Monday, enacted all this and tested it. Then went on to figuring out how to handle the multi-column layout issue we have with poems such as blackwoods/1840/pom_11310_de_quinceys_revenge_a_ballad.xml, where the titles span the columns within which the stanzas are arranged. After some time experimenting with CSS grid, I decided to approach this from a much simpler perspective, and added a CSS rule that set the width of stanzas to 50%; then I went in and added negative margins to any page-level things like footnotes which appear within stanzas. The above poem was the test, because it’s extremely complicated, but it now seems to be working OK. When it’s built, I’ll get some feedback on it.

On Wednesday, refreshed some metadata and discussed a couple of things with KAF.

On Thursday, after getting the OK on my approach to encoding mixed-column layouts, I added documentation to the ODD file on the CSS required for this.

On Friday, did the CSS for one more of the multi-column poems to test out my documentation, and put together a plan for handling long-s, which appears in some of the publications.