At 11:30 PM +0800 8/20/01, Timothy John Finney wrote:
>I'm working on a project that encodes theological journals (see
>http://rosetta.atla-certr.org/CERTR/ATLAS/ if interested). The subject
>matter is diverse, as are references to other documents. A document may
>* online document
>* journal article
>* fragmentary or complete ancient work that exists in one or more
>manuscript copies and may be unpublished (in the book sense)
>* piece of writing for which no canonical reference scheme is known
>* message scratched on a piece of pottery
>* a composition written somehow, but by whom, when, and where are unknown
>There are bound to be other types I have left out. We need a reference
>scheme that can handle all of these cases and be used as the basis for
>links to online versions of the works, once such versions are created.
>Preferably, the scheme has already been worked out and is a standard. Any
SBL has standard reference schemes for a wide variety of works.
Though it's not clear to me what you are trying to have a scheme do
-- esp. given the subject line of your note, and the mixture of
"book" and "journal" article in the same list with "manuscript" etc.
What, specifically, do you want these "references" and "links" to be
capable of, and useful for?
There is a WG in the Bible Technologies Group addressing this issue.
Reference can of course get quite complicated because of issues such
as differences of naming and versification across languages and