thanks for your comments!
Am 08.01.19 um 17:36 schrieb Franz Fischer:
> Even though I wouldn't say titlePage is not suitable for a multi witness
> approach in principle, I'd suggest to avoid it and use a div
> type="titlePage" (or sim.) instead, in analogy of div type="colophon".
> Actually, I would even avoid the use of front and back in a manuscript
> setting. But I am ignorant about the nature of your manuscripts.
That’s a good suggestion, and I might chose this way as a workaround in
the meantime. However, I feel the nature of the manuscripts somehow
justifies using front/back and titlePage, as these are actually front
and back matter added by the scribes and clearly distinguishable from
the original text they were copying.
> Your side note on the colophon element concerns also other descriptive
> elements such as rubric, incipit and explicit. I learned to accept the
> restriction of their use to msDesc, because they are more like
> bibliographical-codicological metadata. But I agree, it seems odd to use
> work arounds like div, ab or seg with respective type values instead of
> existing expressive elements.
Good to know that I’m not alone in that feeling. And I totally agree,
that also concerns the other elements you list.
> Am 08.01.2019 um 17:07 schrieb Hugh Cayless:
>> Dear Frederik,
>> I think it would be perfectly sensible to allow other block-level
>> elements in <rdg>. We tend to be conservative when we make changes
>> like the one that permitted structural markup in apparatus, so we only
>> put in things that were asked for at the time. Can you turn this into
>> an issue at https://github.com/TEIC/TEI/issues? If not, I can create
>> one for you.
>> All the best,
>> On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 10:47 AM Frederik Elwert
>> <[log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I am currently working on a digital edition based on two Arabic
>> manuscripts. I am using the multi-witness approach with app/rdg to
>> record differences between the manuscripts.
>> Except for minor, phrase-level variants, there are two parts with
>> differences: The title pages and the colophons.
>> Since rdg may now contain div, I can express the different colophons
>> using an app:
>> <rdg wit="#alif">
>> <div type="colophon">
>> <rdg wit="#ba">
>> <div type="colophon">
>> (Side note: I am using div with type="colophon" here. I understand
>> the colophon element is only used in the catalogue-like context of
>> msDesc. It always struck me as odd that one cannot use similarly
>> expressive elements to record these distinctive phenomena in the
>> text transcription, but that is another topic and might be
>> indicative of
>> my ignorance of editorial practices.)
>> However, this approach does not work for the title pages, since
>> rdg may
>> not contain titlePage. I also cannot simply wrap the titlePage in
>> a div,
>> since it’s not allowed in that position, either.
>> I now chose a strategy that uses @exclude like this:
>> <titlePage xml:id="tp-alif" corresp="#alif" exclude="#tp-ba">
>> <titlePage xml:id="tp-ba" corresp="#ba" exclude="#tp-alif">
>> However, it feels odd not to use the same mechanism here, plus
>> expressing the witness through the rather generic @corresp seems
>> inexact. The downside of this is also that generic tools for critical
>> editions won’t understand this construct.
>> Is there a better way to encode this? Or would it be sensible to allow
>> more block elements as children of rdg, including titlePage?
>> Dr. Frederik Elwert
>> Digital Humanities Coordinator
>> Center for Religious Studies
>> Ruhr-University Bochum
>> Universitätsstr. 90a
>> D-44780 Bochum
>> Phone +49(0)234 32-23024
> Dr. Franz Fischer
> Cologne Center for eHumanities
> Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
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Dr. Frederik Elwert
Digital Humanities coordinator
Center for Religious Studies
Tel. +49 (0)234 32-23024