Another newbie question, I'm afraid ... One thing that has struck me in going through the P4 spec is the absence (apparently) of some obvious elements/tags: there seem not to be elements such as "chapter", "preface", "introduction" etc. I can see that these elements are handled with div or divn tags, but this seems a little unsatisfactory to me. Compare <div type="chapter"> . . . </div> with <chapter> . . . </chapter> The second is preferable (to me anyway) for several reasons: (a) it's shorter; (b) it's more obvious to the eye; and (c) it simplifies XML processing, in so far as you only have to ask for a chapter, rather than "a div of type chapter". The closing tag also make things more explicit at the end of the block. Probably the designers of TEI had good reasons to use div rather than more explicit elements -- if so I'd be pleased to hear about them. But maybe these should be considered for P5? Seems odd to me that we have elements defined for things like epigraphs and notes, not to mention paragraphs, but don't have elements for the more "gross" structure of a book. There aren't that many, and they're well defined in such works as the Chicago Manual of Style. Regards, Steve -- Stephen Thomas, Senior Systems Analyst, University of Adelaide Library UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE SA 5005 AUSTRALIA Phone: +61 8 830 35190 Fax: +61 8 830 34369 Email: [log in to unmask] URL: http://staff.library.adelaide.edu.au/~sthomas/ Free books at eBooks@Adelaide, http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/ CRICOS Provider Number 00123M ----------------------------------------------------------- This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential and/or copyright. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.