We're running into a couple of problems with a collection of letters
that we're marking up. First, we're trying to include page images at
the top of each page using the <figure> element so that readers can
easily compare the transcription with images of the original letter.
However, as I read the divTopPart and divWrapper content models,
<figure> must come after <opener> and <salute>. Is there a valid way to
place a <figure> immediately after the <div> opens? Should we be
looking at some other solution, or just live with <figure> appearing
Similarly, in several letters the recipient has made annotations after
the sender's signature. One way to treat the annotation would be to
mark it as an <add> or <note>, but we get a validation error when we try
to put either after <closer>. We could treat the annotations as a
separate <text> (which seems unsatisfactory because the annotations
refer to the content of the letter), or we could include <note> or <add>
within <closer> (which doesn't reflect the structure of the letter).
What would be the preferred method?
Thanks for any help!
Lisa Spiro, Ph.D.
Director, Digital Media Center
Fondren Library, Rice University