Jens Østergaard Petersen wrote:
> I am new to this list (and relatively new to TEI) - I am afraid my
> questions might belong in a "Newbie" list.
They certainly belong here!
> The dictionary has a number of chapters, but each of these have front
> and back matter - TOCs and colophons and so on. It does not appear
> correct to regard the dictionary as a text group, so is there another
> way of handling such a situation? It looks to me as if it might occur
> often, in Western contexts as well.
I'm interested in why you think it isn't correct to regard the
dictionary as a text group? If the individual chapters have front and
back matter, then they seem like individual <text>s to me.
The other possibility of <teiCorpus> seems wrong to me since you are not
trying to store a separate <teiHeader> for each of these chapters, only
additional front/back matter.
For what it is worth, I would have used something like:
<!-- front matter for entire dictionary--></front>
<front><!-- front matter for first chapter --></front>
<body><!-- first chapter's entries --></body>
<back><!-- back matter for first chapter --></back>
<!-- second chapter -->
<back><!-- back matter for entire dictionary--></back>
Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk