What about providing a value for the "type" attribute of element <q>? And nest that within the <note type="incipit"> ? <note type="incipit">The chapter starts on <locus>fol. 333</locus> with <q type="incipit">Hier hebet an</q>.</note> These semantically would be noted and quoted incipits which are not the same as the incipit proper (about which there was a thread in the last few months or so -- check the archives). -- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/jardin 2005 Year of Comparative Connections. DIA: Comparative connections? LOGZ: Connection, first. Comparison, next. DIA: Check. Comparable ways of connecting. LOGZ: Selection outcomes, first. Comparative Connections, next.