thank you for the pointer to the minutes...
> For example the "document" element is in P5, but rejoices now in the
> name of "sourceDoc".
... and for alerting me to this name change!
> it is a (logical) text of two lines (the first
> being "bla di ... bla blo") but it is also an
> (physical) object of two fragments (A and B)
Yes, and we want to encode both aspects of it, are
thinking of factoring them out into two sections, and
pondering how to link the material in both sections.
> You don't say whether these "fragments" are shards
> of pottery or bits of parchment or what
Various materials: scraps of birch bark and palm
leaf, pottery and metal shards, chips of wood.
> As an example of the latter choice, consider this:
One distinction that we try to draw is between
original surfaces and their original divisions (such
as columns), within which the text flows, and the
accidental divisions caused by damage, which cut
across the text. All the examples given for <zone> in
the Guidelines are for the former, but rereading its
definition it does sound like it could be used for
both, and we would then have to distinguish them by a
type attribute, and group all <zone>s belonging to
the same fragment using a suitable attribute (@group
does not seem to be allowed).
Stefan Baums, Ph.D.
Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie