> so really it makes no practical dfference to your design.
I think it might. I haven't thought this through entirely, and it's
*way* past my bedtime, so pardon me if this is gibberish, but ...
In P5 the who= attribute of <sp> is a URI. That means, among other
things that it can point to an element in a different file. Thus,
Martin can have the who= attribute of normal characters point to the
<role> in the <teiHeader> of their play, but the who= of what Michael
calls "meaps" point to a <role> in the <teiHeader> that is a child of
the <teiCorpus> element, possibly in a different file.
<p>Where is the king?</p>
<p>The king himself is rode to view their battle.</p>
<p>Of fighting men they have full three score thousand.</p>
Whether processed as a single play or as a corpus, who= can still
perform its function (as long as the corpus file is available and in
the right place -- a big "if", I admit).