On 12/06/14 17:23, ANTONIO ROJAS CASTRO wrote:
> Hi James,
> I'm not sure yet... Maybe it is because I don't like giving the
> same element to such a different phenomena like word-level,
> phrase-level and structural variation, spelling variation and
> readings. Can we use <choice> to encode group of verses? If so
> maybe the Guidelines might give some examples of structural
I don't think I'd use choice to encode a group of verses... but
I'm not precisely sure what you mean by this (that isn't an <lg>
or really an <app>).
> Where the purpose of an encoding is to record multiple witnesses
> of a single work, rather than to identify multiple possible
> encoding decisions at a given point, the app
> <http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-app.html> element
> and associated elements discussed in section 12.1 The Apparatus
> Entry, Readings, and Witnesses
> should be preferred.
> To me the last paragraph suggests that you cannot combine
> <choice> and <app>...
You can certainly combine <choice> and <app>, what that paragraph
means is that if you are encoding multiple witnesses to a text
then you really should be using <app> for the different readings
<rdg>. You can certainly use <choice> and <app> together and in
very different ways.
You could do:
Here is some <app>
<rdg wit="#msA">reading from msA</rdg>
</app> with more text.
Or you could indeed do the opposite:
Here is some reading
<app><rdg wit="#msA">from</rdg><rdg wit="#msB">frome</rdg></app>
depending on what data model is most appropriate for your uses.
I.e. you could have an apparatus where you record your
regularisation of words, or you could have a regularisation where
you also indicate difference in witnesses.
Hope that helps,
Dr James Cummings, [log in to unmask]
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford