<seg> (arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the ‘chunk’ level. [16.3 Blocks, Segments, and Anchors 6.2 Components of the Verse Line 7.2.5 Speech Contents]
Modulelinking — Linking, Segmentation, and Alignment
Attributesatt.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @rend, @style, @rendition, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) att.segLike (@function) (att.metrical (@met, @real, @rhyme)) (att.datcat (@datcat, @valueDatcat)) (att.fragmentable (@part)) att.typed (@type, @subtype) att.responsibility (@cert, @resp)
Member of
Contained by
analysis: cl m phr s w
figures: cell
linking: ab seg
spoken: u writing
tagdocs: eg
textcrit: lem rdg wit witDetail
verse: rhyme
May contain
dictionaries: lang oRef oVar pRef pVar
gaiji: g
header: biblFull idno
iso-fs: fLib fs fvLib
textstructure: floatingText
verse: caesura rhyme
<seg>When are you leaving?</seg>
 <seg rend="capstype="initial-cap">So father's only</seg> glory was the ballfield.
<seg type="preamble">
 <seg>Sigmund, <seg type="patronym">the son of Volsung</seg>, was a king in Frankish country.</seg>
 <seg>Sinfiotli was the eldest of his sons ...</seg>
 <seg>Borghild, Sigmund's wife, had a brother ... </seg>

The seg element may be used at the encoder's discretion to mark any segments of the text of interest for processing. One use of the element is to mark text features for which no appropriate markup is otherwise defined. Another use is to provide an identifier for some segment which is to be pointed at by some other element—i.e. to provide a target, or a part of a target, for a ptr or other similar element.