Peter Flynn asks:
|Where is the most suitable place to put the URL of a document
|that you are referencing in a bibliographic reference within
|a TEI document?
|If I'm keeping a full bib in a div at the end of my doc (or in an
|external entity, perhaps tied in with BIBTeX), what element in
|BIBLFULL is suitable for holding a URL?
|Indeed, if you are using TEI to write a book or thesis, what is the
|best way to do footnoting?
My practice, which comes with no other recommendation than that it
works, is to use <xref> or <ref> to specify the cross-reference. This
can be embedded wherever seems most appropriate.
For example (reworking the ones you cite)
<p>As Ben Lee User says,<ref target=foo>User, p. 37</ref>
you should always Read The Fine Manual.</p>
The stylesheet for <ref> deals with whether it gets relegated to a
footnote, enclosed in brackets etc. If I wanted to do anything much
fancier, like extract the "User" information from the targetted element,
or check whether or not to translate this into an "ibid", I'd probably
use a pointer and wrap the whole thing in a <bibl>
<bibl><ptr target=foo>p. 37</bibl>
I don't see any need to wrap it in a <note> : I assume you've chosen this
mainly because <note> has a TARGET attribute to do the linking for you.
The other nice thing about using simple pointer elements for this is
that they can link to the bibliography in some other entity. Assuming
<!ENTITY myBib SYSTEM "mySuperBib.sgm">
somewhere, you can do
<xref doc=myBib from=id(foo)>
to refer to the bibliographic entry with id FOO inside the
Both these elements are available anywhere, including within a
<biblFull> if that's what you prefer to use.