On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, John W. Kennedy wrote:
> <trailer>, unlike <head>, does not accept <figure>. How, then,
> does one acknowledge a decorative tailpiece?
<head> has %paraContent; while <trailer> has %phrase.Seq. This may well be
a needless difference. What do others think?
> On a related subject, what about decorations and other odd
> information, like sale price, on title pages? I know that full
> treatment of fancy title pages is intentionally omitted in
> TEI, but it's pesky not to be able to include a simple
A <figDesc> cannot appear outside of a <figure>, by design. If you want to
say "there's a squiggle here" you could use a <note>, or (in the case of a
manuscript correction) you could use an <add>. If you actually want to
record the presence of a figure such as an ornamental twiddly bit you
*can* use <figure> according to the DTD I'm looking at: <figure> is a
member of the class tpParts, and the content of <titlePage> is defined as
(%m.tpParts;)* (more or less)
You can also have a figure inside a <titlePart>, since that as a content
model of %paraContent as well. What you cannot do is record a <figure>
*inside* a title (because title, like trailer, only allows for phrase
level elements). But how many books do you know whose *title* is a
> In one sense, it's easy enough to leave these things out, but
> it feels like discarding information, which always makes me
> queasy. Or I could muck about with the DTD, but these things
> are so common in older printed texts that changing the DTD
> to accommodate them also feels wrong.
Absolutely. Here's a suggestion: post some pictures of the kind of title
page that's giving you a headache here, and let's have a GRAND TEI
COMPETITION to see who comes up with the most persuasive tagging of
it/them. Prize: a free dinner in Pisa!