Thank you Lou,
>I am not sure that I understand correctly what you mean by "bundle". Is
>a bundle a specific manuscript or early edition, for example?
Exactly. Sorry for the vagueness.
In this project, the poems are the central locus of interest. The poems have
considerable length, and those occurring in multiple sources (ie.
manuscripts / early editions) will be collated against each other. In the
first phase, they will be transcribed by different people, so it would be
good to be able to validate the poems autonomously.
>If so, it would make sense to treat each one as a distinct <TEI>
>element, with its own header, and a degree of autonomy. If it contains
>its own front and back matter, that would be represented within the
>outermost <text>; if it contains multiple poems or other things they
>would be represented within a <group> which would replace the <body> of
>the outermost text. See the discussion of <group> in the Guidelines for
>Then you can have a whole bunch of those inside a <teiCorpus>.
That would be a corpus of manuscripts / editions, which is not what we're
aiming at. The problem with the <group> approach, in my opinion, is that the
poems have to be <text> fragments, that can't stand on their own.