How would you get <text> in <titlePage>? Would you use <anchor>? In which
case, why not mark the the advertisement content in a <div> linked to the
appropriate spot indicated by the <anchor>? Unless of course you consider
the advertisement as indeed belonging to a separate <text>...
Technically, modifying the DTD to have <titlePage> contain <ab> still
counts as conformance to P4 :)
> 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.
> >Magic is.
Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
Skill may be the capacity to manipulate perceptions of knowledge.