I have decided to use an encoding method similar to the one recommended by
Michael Beddow for encoding a title without leading articles so as to
enable proper alphabetical sorting.
<head><index type="articles" level1="operas of Puccini, the"/>The operas of
I'm glad to find a way that is valid TEI. Now I just have to get my text
queries to work right with this new encoding.
At 06:55 PM 5/26/2005, Michael Beddow wrote:
>Peter MacDonald wrote:
> > My question is this. How can to encode the "head" tags in such a way to
> > allow proper sorting the titles (that is without leading articles like "a"
> > "the" etc.).
> > For example, here is a title that starts with a definite article:
> > <head>The operas of Puccini</head>
>Probably the most straightforward way is to use <index> (P4 6.8.2, same
>reference and so far unchanged in P5), which isn't confined to creating
>indices in the traditional printed book sense. You can arrange the attribute
>value in whatever way suits your sorting needs.
><head><index type="articles" level1="operas of Puccini, the"/>The operas of
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