On 16/08/11 17:18, Gabriel Bodard wrote:
> This sounds reasonable. (Although the way EpiDoc editions are usually
> conceived the<body> contains more than just the text being
> transcribed/edited, it also contains many other elements of the edition
> being created of it: translation, commentary, etc. We actually don't
> have much use for tei:front or tei:back, usually, so I'd be happy enough
> to use<back> for digital appendices as James suggests.)
> Where in sourceDesc do you put these lists? In a free<p> or somewhere
> more structured?
Just as a <listPerson> <listPlace> <listOrg> etc. inside the
> And if you put these lists in an external document--which I can well
> imagine doing too, at least 90% of the time--where in said (TEI)
> document do you put them? SourceDesc? Body?
I would put them in the <body>, but often for loosely connected
external appendices of this kind I just have them be a
<listPerson> or similar as the root element. (Creating an
ODD/schema to validate a fragmentary document is child's play.)
However, having the full header to record things like
<revisionDesc> and their own <sourceDesc> is useful. But these
kinds of things are done mostly for pragmatic reasons and if I
were creating a text to circulate all compiled into a single
document I'd probably go back to embedding them in <sourceDesc>.
But getting used to using more resources in a basic stand-off
fashion is something we should all certainly be doing.
Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford