thank you very much for your encouraging reply. I did open an issue for
Please feel free to modify it if it’s not precise enough.
Am 08.01.19 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
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> 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 larger
> 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 that
> 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 actual
> 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. Frederik Elwert
Digital Humanities coordinator
Center for Religious Studies
Tel. +49 (0)234 32-23024