My opinion is that you should include a title and subtitle both in the
header and in the body of the document. However, they may not be
exactly the same. Let me explain.
The title in the body is a transcription which may:
* use markup to indicate gaps, illegible text, additions, deletions, etc.
* include abbreviations
* be given only in the original script
On the other hand, the title in the header is the version of the title
that the encoder decides is the actual title of the document, regardless
of what might appear in the source document. For example:
* It may be supplied by the encoder because the source document lacked a
title, or parts of it may be supplied because the source document is
* Some or all abbreviations may be expanded.
* The version in the header may be transliterated to Latin script for
consultation by those who don't read the script of the original document.
* The title may be reduced to only Unicode characters, without any
additional markup, to ensure that a string can be used in contexts
outside of the TEI document.
On 5/19/15 4:45 PM, Michael Joyce wrote:
> My collection of documents contains newspaper articles. We're not
> interested in the entire newspaper, or even a complete page - just
> individual article.
> They often have a title and subtitle printed in them. So far, we've
> been using markup like this:
> <div type=rticle'>
> <head rend=ext-transform:uppercase;" type="h1"> Oscar Wilde Arrested. </head>
> <head type=2"> The Jury Finds Him Guilty of the
> Charges by the Marquis of Queensbery. </head>
> <p>London, Apr. 3.—The case of Oscar Wilde against the
> Marquis of Queensberry for
> libel was brought to a close this morning in a
> verdict in favor of the
> The @rend attribute contains CSS properties, and the @type attribute
> is meant to denote the level of the title. I initially decided to put
> them in the document body's div because that's where they appear in
> the printed page. But now I'm not sure, and I'm second guessing
> Is it better to put the title and subtitle in the titleStmt element in
> the header? Right now we're including the newspaper name and date
> there (which might not be the best place for them).