On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, John W. Kennedy wrote:
> I've been aware of the very existence of TEI for less than a
> week, so this may be a very na´ve question, but I cannot find
> what, precisely, is to be done with the word "or" with respect
> to the titlePart tag. e.g.,
> <titlePart type="main">H.M.S. Pinafore</titlePart>
> ????? or ?????
> <titlePart type="alt">The Lass that Loved a Sailor</titlePart>
> In fact, I'm not altogether certain that I'm using "alt" for
> its intended purpose.
In the case of this work "The Lass that Loved a Sailor" is very definitely
an alternate title (ProoF: ask anyone if they've seen "The Lass that
Loved a Sailor" and I warrant that those who don't give you a rude and
unhelpful reply will say "Oh you mean "HMS Pinafore""), so the "or" is
part of it. If you want to pick nits you can always do
> <titlePart type="alt">or, <title>The Lass that Loved a
Francois' suggestion treats each titlepart as equivalent (even in extremis
promoting the "or" to an equivalent ontological status). This is contrary
to my experience of titlepages, in which there is almost invariably one
main title (not necessarily the first given) and several alternatives, and
other hangers on.
> > --
> John W. Kennedy
> (Working from my laptop)