On 23/04/12 00:39, Syd Bauman wrote:
> The WWP has bumped into this very issue as well. We proposed a new
> attribute to handle exactly this, but at the time TEI was not
> interested in accommodating this need in the Guidelines. Thus we have
> added a ref= attribute to<quote> in our customization. The value of
> ref= is 1 or more URIs. For our project we require that those URIs
> point to a<bibl>,<biblStruct>, or<biblFull> element, but that's
> just for us -- obviously other projects may not want that constraint.
Interesting -- I don't remember this proposal, but it sounds like a good
one to me. Why not put in a feature request? It would fall on fertile
ground since the text of the Guidelines themselves have such a need too,
which we currently meet using the much-maligned @corresp attribute.
Maybe there's no need for anything else?
> The ref= attribute allows us to refer to a modern bibliographic
> citation for the quotation. But there's still the problem of
> associating the quotation with the bibliographic citation information
> as it appears in the source (if it does at all). The<cit> element is
> difficult to use when the two are separated by text. (It needs to be
> split and reconstituted using next=& prev=, or<join> or some such.)
I can't see the point of your proposed use of <cit> though. <cit> is a
grouping element: it's only useful if you want to associate a quote with
a cross reference. It's not synonymous with <bibl>, nor do I think it
should ever contain a <bibl> except whemn the <bibl> is being used to
stand in for a cross reference (a usage I would in any case deprecate in
favour of <ref> by the way).