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Semantic structure of 'Minutes of a Meeting'


From: John Foliot - WATS.ca
Date: Aug 31, 2005 7:20AM

Apologies for the cross posting...

Here's a question for the list. I've been handed a document that is
essentially the hand recorded minutes of a meeting. As presented, it
takes the format of:

Speaker 1: "blah blah blah"

Speaker 2: "more mumble here"

Speaker 1: "Response, etc."

Speaker 3: "interjection here"


I am struggling over how I would mark this up semantically. To my
thinking I have a few choices:

1) Each Speaker's "note" is a separate paragraph, coded like this:
< p>Speaker 1: "blah blah blah"</ p>
< p>Speaker 2: "more mumble here"</ p>

2) Use a Definition list:
< dl>
< dt>Speaker 1:</ dt>
< dd>"blah blah blah"</ dd>
< dt>Speaker 12:</ dt>
< dd>"more mumble here"</ dd>

3) Use an Unordered List (as this *is* a transcript in jotted note
< li>Speaker 1: "blah blah blah"</ li>
< li>Speaker 2: "more mumble here"</ li>
</ ul>

4) Something else?

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated. Short time-lines... <grin>


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