What about the profile description? <creation><date> etc.
It gets more difficult if you would like to register not only the date
of the manuscript that is edited but also the date the text was
conceived. Then one misses some kind of attribute like type that is
allowed with the element <creation> to make the distinction.
The most problems give documents (mostly legal documents), written
during a larger time span by different scribes. Often 1 document has
different dates. There is no elegant solution for that in the present
P4-header, to my knowledge.
Language Database Dept.
Institute for Dutch Lexicology
Leiden, the Netherlands.
Peter Flynn wrote:
>I am trying to update some of the multitude of dates which
>have accumulated in some of our documents before entropy sets
>in. Most of the files are transcriptions of printed editions
>of manuscripts, so we have in the teiHeader/fileDesc:
>publicationStmt/date is the date we published our edition
>sourceDesc/listbibl[position()=last()]/biblStruct//date is the date
>of publication of the printed edition we used
>But the date[s] (putative, derived, range, or whatever) of the original
>manuscript[s] are not in a stable location. Where is an appropriate
>place for these in P4?
>[Doubtless P5 provides explicitly :-]