When you say "inside each witness", are you referring to the <witness>
element in <listWit>? It would certainly seem a reasonable extension to
permit <handNotes> here, but no-one has thus far requested it. Maybe you
should submit a feature request!
The BVH people seem quite happy using handNote within handDesc, giving
each hand an ID unique to the document, and then pointing to it with
@resp (or <handShift>). But that's probably because (like others?) they
are not interested in collating variations to make an apparatus.
plus authentique, sans doute Rabelais lui-même d'après Mireille
plus tardive, notamment dans son utilisation des conventions. Peut-être
</choice> lecteurs benevoles.
On 30/11/15 16:57, Hugh Cayless wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'd like to know how producers of critical editions in TEI usually handle
> the documentation of hands in their documents. I'm working with an edition
> that has this kind of thing:
> genista] genestra λ¹δ, genesta εγμλ²χ²
> so MS. λ has "genestra" in the first hand, corrected to "genesta" in the
> second (the edition doesn't actually tell us how this works in the MS). I
> want to associate λ1 and λ2 with λ.
> The situation with describing hands seems rather confusing. In msDesc, we
> have a handDesc, which contains handNotes, but you can also have handNotes
> inside the profileDesc. I'd really like to do neither of these, but rather
> list the hands inside each witness. I could do this by embedding msDesc
> inside witness, but that's rather overkill, since msDesc requires
> msIdentifier, which, while it does contain the same info as will go in the
> witness, also forces me to encode it in a structured way rather than in
> So my questions are: how do you all do this? Does handNote need some
> cleaning up? Should I not use handNote at all for this sort of thing?