I'm starting today a series of questions about the TEI encoding of
Flaubert's documentary files he used (and re-used) for his last novel
"Bouvard et Pécuchet". It takes place in a french project supported by
the french national agency ANR and conducted by Stéphanie Dord-Crouslé.
Let's start by a little introduction about the manuscript.
As it is a very heterogeneous material composed of various documents
(handwritten layers and newspaper cuttings kept by the Public library of
Rouen), the encoding guidelines of the manuscript has to take into
account a lot of cases. And also deal with several examples of
"conflict" between structures : the physical and the logical ones of course.
Looking for a the simpliest compromise in the context of the project, we
thought it would be wise to use milestones for page breaks and isolate
every "text" which works a coherent unit (a reading note, a draft,
a scenario, a raw document or exerpt, etc.)
Now comes the question.
I'm looking for advice about the encoding of what seems to function as a
"running head" on the verso of an handwritten folio.
The "text" written on the folio is in fact a compilation of quotes about
the same theme ("Exaltation du bas").
As the "list" gesture of Flaubert is very important in his litterary
project, I think it's important to encode the logical structure of that
text as a list of quotes.
The question is : "As we are in a context of a list, how to encode the
"running head" written by Flaubert on the verso of his folio, to recall
the theme written on the recto at the title place of his page..."
Would it be ok to encode that folio like the simplified code below ?
<div type ="compilation">
<pb type ="recto" />
<list type ="quotes">
<head>Exaltation du bas</head>
<pb type ="verso" />
<fw type="header" place="top-left">Exaltation du bas</fw>
Thanks very much for your help !
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