The attribute n might also be usable for this purpose, assuming that
this is the name or number of the telegram itself, functioning in the
same way as (for example) a chapter number.
and On 24/06/14 00:39, Martin Holmes wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> I'd use <idno> for the telegraph number -- it's not really clear what
> "formal cataloging system" might mean, but I use it for 19th-century
> despatch numbers, which are no more formal than telegraph numbers.
> I'd use @style with CSS for the rendering too; it keeps your TEI
> clean, and it will actually translate nicely to HTML when you need to
> On 14-06-23 03:20 PM, Joe Wicentowski wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> In the _Foreign Relations of the United States_ series (a documentary
>> edition), a common practice in the print edition is to align the
>> telegram number of a diplomatic correspondence on the same line as its
>> dateline. For example, on the document shown on this page
>> the telegram number, "2418.", is left-aligned on the *same* line as
>> the right-aligned dateline, "Karachi, May 15, 1956—5 p.m."
>> I have two questions:
>> 1. What's the best way to describe the telegram number? <idno
>> type="telegram"> or <rs type="telegram-number"> perhaps? I'd need to
>> research the extent to which telegram numbers could be considered a
>> "formal cataloging system" as
>> suggests <idno> should be. <rs> seems quite broad. Is there anything
>> better suited to the task?
>> 2. Is there a good way to capture the same-line-ness of these two
>> segments and the left-/right-alignment of this line in TEI?
>> Approaches I've considered include:
>> - A two-row table, with the left cell left-aligned and the right cell
>> right-aligned. But <dateline> can't be contained by a <table>, and
>> anyway, this feels just wrong.
>> - Surround the <idno> and <dateline> with <opener>, and use
>> CSS-inspired @style="display: inline; float: left" and -"right" for
>> the <idno> and <dateline> respectively. This feels a little cleaner,
>> but is this the approach others would recommend?