I'm encoding a printed drama from the 18th century and have two
(presumably simple) questions about encoding practices of <castList>s.
First: The play I'm marking up has several castlists of different scope:
one for actors, one for dancers, one for singers etc. - Would you
recommend to encode them as <list>s with @types (which seems a bit too
generic to me) or does it seem more appropriate to add <castList> to
att.typed? One could even look at the whole series of lists as
<castGroup>s inside one huge <castList> (adding castGroup to att.typed)
… Any thoughts on where to draw the line?
Second: How are you handling the assignment of xml:ids / @who-values in
cases when there are one or more speaking members of a group of unnamed
<p>Speaking for the whole bunch of us, …</p>
The most simple solution seems putting @xml:ids on the <roleDesc>s and
referring to them from @who-Attribute on the character speeches.
<sp who="#const"><speaker>1st Constable</speaker>…</sp>
But then this seems to imply a chorus' speech, doesn't it?
Actually the <roleDesc>s are describing groups of unnamed characters, so
what about marking them up as <castGroup>s? This would also allow me to
point from @who to a single, special group member:
<castItem rend="hidden" type="unnamed">
Yet, <castGroup>s are not allowed inside of <castItem>s, of course…
Maybe I'm missing something obvious here … Any hints are very much