today I came across the following issue
and I wondered what exact status of it is. If I'm not mistaken, I would like
to weigh in a little on the eventual possibility of using @ref attributes for
associating "ography" elements to authority data rather than using idno
elements as a child.
Or maybe I am on the wrong track, then I would be glad if you could point me
My use case was encoding a citation in a source text. I normally use something
along the lines of
I would like to mark up the work that is being quoted; up to now I would use a
@ref attribute on the <title> element. Of course, there may be cases where the
title is not present, where this does not work. In this sense, a @ref
attribute on the bibl element would be more elegant. It would also be
conceptually preferable insofar as I would have the bibl point to a particular
passage of the cited work whereas the title refers to the work as a whole.
Finally, as we're not in an *ography section, I would prefer not to insert a
full idno element with its text node into the source here and at all similar
What do you think?
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