Hello. I have a tag
<quotation-mark-close> dynamically added by my pollen.rkt file around dialog lines from my novel.
I want those tags to contain quotation marks depending on the value of their nearest parent having a special attribute like
default, it adds english style double quotes (
fr/FR, it simply adds nothing (the tag may be removed entirely then).
The current structure is like this:
<book-body formatting-style="fr/FR"> <p-dial> <body-voice> <quotation-mark-open></quotation-mark-open> Ligne de dialogue en style français, <quotation-mark-close></quotation-mark-close> </body-voice> dit Michel. </p-dial> <p-dial> <body-voice> <quotation-mark-open></quotation-mark-open> Deuxième ligne, <quotation-mark-close></quotation-mark-close> </body-voice> répond Jean. </p-dial> </book> <book-body formatting-style="default"> <p-dial> <body-voice> <quotation-mark-open></quotation-mark-open> English-styled dialog line here. <quotation-mark-close></quotation-mark-close> </body-voice> said Michael. </p-dial> </book>
and should give something like this:
« Ligne de dialogue en style français, dit Michel. — Deuxième ligne, répond Jean. » “English-styled dialog line here.” said Michael.
I have not found means to read the parents when processing the body-voice tag (I’m using
I have tried to implement a pollen decode function, but I’m not good enough in racket yet to make my own. Is it the right way to achieve the desired effect, though?
Note 1: I can solve my issue with CSS, but having the quotation marks stripped from the real text doesn’t seem the best for accessibility, and would work only with the help of a web page renderer.
Note 2: You may notice the full dash at the start of the second french line. This is also something I want to learn to make programmatically, as it appears only from the second line and replaces the quotation mark.