Am 13.11.2014 um 15:19 schrieb Andrew Jewell <[log in to unmask]>:
> On another topic: I don't object to allowing <participant> within the action-oriented elements, but I wonder why @role on <persName> wouldn't be sufficient?
I think I recall some discussion about this topic. If I remember correctly, we decided against <persName> because we wanted a more specialized, meta data element, comparable to <principal> or <funder>. This avoids all sorts of conflicts that can occur when dealing with (the same) element both in the <text> and in the <teiHeader> because in the latter one usually tends to be more rigid.