It's true that TEI currently has nothing for <ship>s and requires you to
use <org> (<orgName>, <rs type="org">) for families, institutions,
peoples, or collectives. Though obviously generic elements like <name>
and <rs> can be used for them.
For a project like this one it makes excellent sense to produce your own
recommendations, preferably as an ODD. This would enable you to keep
your documentation in step with your schema, as the two evolve, and also
to document clearly the way in which you tailor the TEI to the needs of
Glad to discuss this further with you...
Croenen, Godfried wrote:
> I agree that ships are not that idiosyncratic in historical projects.
> At the Online Froissart Project we use 8 different types for name and rs:
> ‘person’, ‘place’, ‘event’ (the battle of Crécy), ‘family’ (the Plantagenets),
> ‘institution’ (Notre Dame of Paris), ‘people’ (the Scots), ship, ‘collective’
> (the barons of England).
> See our draft document http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~gcroenen/Guidelines.pdf, p. 23ff.
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of stuart yeates
>> Sent: 04 November 2008 19:33
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>> Subject: Re: Anonymous placeNames and (persNames)
>> Gabriel Bodard wrote:
>>> Would there be any support for adding elements such as these to the
>>> element menu? (Leaving aside <shipRef> which is idiosyncratic, the
>>> three balance placeName, personName, and orgName nicely.)
>> It may be idiosyncratic, but at the NZETC we have a great deal of truck
>> with ship names. See for example:
>> Stuart Yeates
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