On 9 Jun 2006 at 16:16, Paul F. Schaffner wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Branko Collin wrote:
> > No takers so far. Is the answer too easy? Too difficult? Not
> > interesting? Mu?
> I did not see the original question, but if there is no more
> to it, for me, the answer is too dependent on other unanswered questions
> about the purpose of the markup (what information you are
> trying to capture and why) and local practice generally. The
> actual question (about including small-type text in HEAD)
> looks like it should be the least of your worries. Even in
> TEI-lite there are many many ways to do most things.
Project Gutenberg is looking for a storage format that captures more
information about documents than its Plain Vanilla Text format
currently does. PVT will likely still be produced for reasons of
longevity and accessibility, but will be generated from the storage
Currently we're experimenting with a dialect of TEI Lite called
I am not necessarily trying to capture anything here; to me these
little introductions are "regular text". Unfortunately, PGTEI (and
presumably TEI Lite) do not allow any regular text to appear before
all the introductory elements of a div have ended. If there were some
generic element I could use here (like div and span in HTML), I would
> For example, the first image appears to be a title page: how
> are you treating title pages?
> *our* current approach is minimalist, in that
> it treats a title page as just another DIV, and treats
> each statement (whether of title, authorship, price,
> etc.) as just another <P>.
That is definitely an option, but has as a disadvantage for us that
this way we store even less meta-information than in our PVT format
(where headings are indicated by preceding them by more than one
> The second and third examples appear to be book announcements
> which are headed by the title and author of the book.
> I've never dealt with such things, but I imagine that
> one legitimate approach would be to include the full
> bibliographical information within HEAD and tag the
> parts (optionally) with such elements as NAME and TITLE.
> Perhaps like this:
> <DIV TYPE="book announcement">
> <HEAD><LABEL>NIEUW<LABEL> <NAME>HAVELOCK
> ELLIS</NAME> <TITLE>De Wereld der Droomen</TITLE> Met
> toestemming van den Schrijver inhet Nederlandsch
> vertaald onder toezicht van en met een inleiding
> voorzien DOOR <NAME>Dr. A. W. VAN RENTERGHEM</NAME></HEAD>
> <P>f 1.90 — ingenaaid; f 2.40 gebonden</P>
> <P>Het droomvraagstuk heeft door alle ...</P>
There is to my knowledge no label element in PGTEI, although I have
to admit that I have only looked at the PGTEI and TEI Lite manuals,
not at the DTDs.
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