Georg Vogeler wrote:
> In miscellanous collections it would be very convenient to
> text types in the collection (e.g. a theological tractatus, some
> liturgical texts, homilies etc. in one medieval manuscript).
> Am I right
> that the text classification structures of TEI are nested into the
> so you can't use them inside <text>?
You can't use them _inside_ the <text> element, but thankfully, you can
still use them.
It is possible to have multiple, independent, text classifications
(<textClass>) in a single <teiHeader>, and to assign each classification
to individual <text> elements. See "23.3 Associating Contextual
Information with a Text" in the guidelines. The question comes up
quite often on the list; I wonder if this facility needs a bit more
prominence in the guidelines?
The facility to link specific header elements to specific pieces of
content within a TEI document is provided through the "declarable"
and "declaring" classes in the TEI schema. The <textClass> element is
a member of the "declarable" class, and the <text> element is a member
of the "declaring" class.
In short, give the specific <textClass> an id attribute, and give the
<text> element a matching decls attribute.
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