Since these advertisements contain no graphical material of any sort,
I think <figure> would be a stretch, but thanks for the thought.
These are blobs of text that say things like "also by the same
author, [title of book], etc."
<table> seems even more of a stretch--there is no tabular information
involved at all. To use <table> would be a gross misuse of the
element; in fact I think the term "tag abuse" would be too mild...
tag perversion? tag sadism? This smacks of pre-CSS HTML formatting.
If I'm that desperate, I could embed the advertisement in a <text>
element and shoehorn it in that way.
Ah well--I think the real solution (not available in P4, but I'll
suggest it for P5) is to allow <ab> within <titlePage> and use <ab
Thanks for your thoughts!
best wishes, Julia
At 12:36 PM -0400 4/12/05, Francois Lachance wrote:
>What of using <figure>?
>In a sense the Advertisement for the other books could be "other
>illustrative material". It may seen a stretch but not so if a logo is
>The Guidelines say:
>The <figure> element is included so as to enable encoders to record the
>presence of printers' ornaments or other illustrative material found
>within a title page http://www.tei-c.org/P4X/DS.html#DSTITL
><figure> is also useful for marking the position of the advertisement on
>the title page.
>The suggestion for the use <figure> in this case stems from
>consideration of the experience of composing layout both with
>electronic means and with paper & glue ...
>An alternative approach would be to markup a <table> for indicating the
>content and placement the various blocks of text (advertisement, title
>proper, etc.) and nesting the <table> in a <div> with an attribute @type
>with the value "title page".
>> Has anyone else encountered advertisements for other books on the
>> title page of a book you're encoding? and if so, how have you encoded
>> them? I don't see any obvious TEI element, and even <ab> isn't
>> permitted as a child of <titlePage>.
>> Best, Julia
>> Julia Flanders
>> Women Writers Project
>> Brown University
>Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
>Skill may be the capacity to manipulate perceptions of knowledge.