during our (just ending) TEI Council meeting we decided to mark the ‚correspDesc‘ proposal  as ‚green‘ which means: "go ahead, implement“. The consented structure does look like:
<placeName>The place of sending</placeName>
<date>The date of sending</date>
<placeName>The place of receiving</placeName>
<date>The date of receiving</date>
So, I think we are almost there and yes, I think it’s defensible to propose this encoding to the US presidential papers editorial project.
Am 19.11.2014 um 09:35 schrieb David Sewell <[log in to unmask]>:
> One of the US presidential papers editorial projects has a large quantity of documents encoded in a rather odd mixture of TEI P4 / Model Editions Partnership customization / XHTML elements. They want to hire a consultant to help them convert the archive to conformant TEI P5.
> It seems to me that considering the advanced state of work on correspDesc, it might make sense to include it as part of a P5 customization for the conversion work, with the option of adjusting later if the final spec has changes. What do others think? They aren't using many correspondence-specific custom elements, mainly <addressee>; most of their other custom elements will need to be translated into standard TEI header elements or msDesc.
> (I will probably be posting a message to TEI-L on behalf of the project to ask potential consultants to contact them, so if anyone on this list is interested in doing freelance work, keep an eye out for that.)
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