Hi Adriaan,

I would suggest that pre-printed letterheads constitute part of a forme
work, and should probably be encoded with the <fw> element as they meet the
criteria of "other material which falls outside the stream of the text".

Have a look at Also, take a look at
the Women Writer's Project documentation of their change of <fw> to <mw> at

<quote>... ("formeworke" => "meta-worke") the change reflects a somewhat
broader use of this element at the WWP, and a recognition of what we feel to
be its true nature - not having strictly to do with the forme, but with any
aspect of the document which is related to its instantiation in print (page,
column, and line numbering; information prompted by page breaks, including
signature, volume, catchword, list headings) and which therefore has a
"meta" relationship to the flow of the text. (WWP Modifications

Something like:

<fw type="letterhead" place="top">
  <addrLine>J. La Bree </addrLine>
  <addrLine>c/o Herr A.W.Sijthoff </addrLine>
  <addrLine>Doezastraat 1, 3 &amp; 5</addrLine>

This is just one suggestion: I have no doubt that I will be disagreed with!



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adriaan van der Weel [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 27 November 2002 13:26
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Correspondence
> Dear list,
> For marking up book trade correspondence (e.g. between publishers and
> authors or booksellers) we are using TEILite (XML). The question has
> arisen how we should deal with the recipient's name and address and
> sender's name as address as contained in a printed letterhead.
> We have been placing the recipient details in the <opener>, thus:
> <opener>
>   <address>
>     <addrLine> J. La Bree </addrLine>
>     <addrLine>c/o Herr A.W.Sijthoff </addrLine>
>     <addrLine>Doezastraat 1, 3 &amp; 5</addrLine>
>     <addrLine>Leiden</addrLine>
>   </address>
>   <dateline>
>     <name type="place">London</name>
>     <date value="1892-08-19">Aug 19th 1892</date>
>   </dateline>
>   <salute>Dear Sir,</salute>
> </opener>
> Recently we have hit on the first letters with a letterhead. The
> question is how we should deal with the letterhead details.
> If we place
> the letterhead detaills also in the opener, how can we can distinguish
> between the two types of addresses? Should the recipient details go in
> the opener and the sender's details in the closer? Why, who not?
> Incidentally, the project abstracts from the physical source
> almost entirely.
> Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
> Adriaan van der Weel
> Leiden Centre for the Book