I've seen <trailer> used for phrases like "The end", "finis" etc.
But to the 'explicit liber tertius' corresponds not infrequently an
'incipit liber quartus', and ideally one would would want a
symmetrical treatment for these phenomena. Would <head> then be the
right thing for the 'incipit'?
On Jan 19, 2009, at 3:54 AM, Dot Porter wrote:
> We're encoding collections of canon law (both printed and manuscript),
> and there are instances where at the very end of the collection (after
> the final canon) there is an explicit: "Explicit Liber primus" for
> example. We're wondering if it would be reasonable to mark this using
> the <closer> tag, which according to the Guidelines "groups together
> salutations, datelines, and similar phrases appearing as a final group
> at the end of a division, especially of a letter." A collection of
> canons obviously isn't a letter, but the explicit seems to be acting
> as a closer for the collection. Thoughts?
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