i am also looking for good examples of representations of the apparatus
in a digital historical-critical edition.
are there digital editions with footnotes AND an apparatus (like in
printed editions)? or do most genetic or historical-critical editions
look for other possibilities to display text-genetic aspects (as popup
or mouseover or whatever...)?
and: are there editions that actually display more than one witness of a
text (e.g. handwritten original plus a copy or a first print etc.), i.e.
one transcription and two facsimiles possible to display at the same time?
any hints, ideas, thoughts welcome!
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für deutsche Literatur
‚Berliner Intellektuelle 1800-1830‘
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Am 20.11.2015 um 15:25 schrieb Frederik Elwert:
> Dear all,
> because this seems to be related: In a conversation with a colleague, I
> wanted to make an argument in favour of digital editions. He was mainly
> interested in novel ways to represent the critical apparatus.
> Re-creating a rather traditional footnote-based apparatus from a TEI
> edition seems reasonable for some cases, but are there any shiny
> examples of how to solve the problem in novel ways? I feel that the
> approaches in TEIBoilerplate and even the Versioning Machine don’t
> really cut it yet. On the other hand, interesting visualisation
> approaches like CollateX and especially TRAViz do the string comparison
> themselves and don’t take the apparatus in a TEI file into account, AFAIK.
> If anybody has some nice examples to share, I’d be very interested.
> Am 20.11.2015 um 13:34 schrieb Hugh Cayless:
>> Hi Andrew,
>> You may want to take a look at the "DDBDP-style" apparatus in the EpiDoc
>> stylesheets, which does some of this for HTML title attributes on the
>> HTML apparatus output, meaning you get the "human readable" apparatus as
>> a mouseover on the apparatus entry when you hover over it (see
>> If you take a look at http://papyri.info/ddbdp/bgu;1;5 (scroll down to
>> the bottom for the apparatus), you'll see this in action. The XSLT
>> itself is rather complex and it may well be possible to do it better,
>> but it might give you some ideas in any case.
>> All the best,
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Andrew Dunning <[log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> Has anyone out there written the XSLT necessary to convert TEI
>> <subst> and <choice> structures into human-readable footnotes? It
>> would be great, for example, to take something like this:
>> t<choice><del>ool</del><add place=“above”>ext</add></choice>s
>> Then render ‘texts’ in the body, with a footnote reading something
>> to the effect of ‘texts _added above the line_; tools _before
>> All best,
>> Andrew Dunning
>> PhD Candidate
>> Centre for Medieval Studies
>> University of Toronto