Re: [jats-list] Re: [xsl] column break for jats book-tagset

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Re: [xsl] column break for jats book-tagset
From: "Bruce Rosenblum bruce@xxxxxxxxx" <jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:51:10 -0000
Hi Dulip,

JATS was designed to markup the structure of
documents; it was not designed to markup the
formatting of documents (e.g. column breaks, page
breaks). In that regard, the underlying
philosophy of JATS is different than TEI; TEI was
specifically designed to enable markup of formatting information like this.

If the encoding of this formatting information is
required in JATS files, I recommend using XML
processing instructions because such formatting
is usually specific to a given rendering environment.

Best regards,


At 09:33 AM 11/24/2015, Imsieke, Gerrit, le-tex gerrit.imsieke@xxxxxxxxx
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Hi Dulip,

Did you intend to send your message to jats-list? Cross-posting the
answer there.

I think you are right, there is no cb equivalent in JATS.
break is not a good candidate since the context where it may occur is
too constrained and its use is discouraged. Apart from that, there is no
attribute permitted that would help you discern line breaks from column

The best compromise seems to be the target element,

It features a specific-use attribute that you could fill with a value of
your choice, for ex. 'column-break'. While your FO conversion will
transform it to something meaningful for layout purposes, it will be
completely transparent for other kinds of processing.


On 24.11.2015 15:15, withanage withanage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am  developing a 2 column layout using jats.  the result jats should
> be fed into a fo-processor.
> Is there a body tag which i can use there ? I do not find anything ,
> which seems appropriate,  when i search see as column.
> Thanks a lot for any suggestion!
> I am searching for something like the cb in tei.
> Dulip Withanage
> Senior software designer
> University Library - Heidelberg

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