Julia, How would you get <text> in <titlePage>? Would you use <anchor>? In which case, why not mark the the advertisement content in a <div> linked to the appropriate spot indicated by the <anchor>? Unless of course you consider the advertisement as indeed belonging to a separate <text>... Technically, modifying the DTD to have <titlePage> contain <ab> still counts as conformance to P4 :) > Since these advertisements contain no graphical material of any sort, > I think <figure> would be a stretch, but thanks for the thought. > These are blobs of text that say things like "also by the same > author, [title of book], etc." > > <table> seems even more of a stretch--there is no tabular information > involved at all. To use <table> would be a gross misuse of the > element; in fact I think the term "tag abuse" would be too mild... > tag perversion? tag sadism? This smacks of pre-CSS HTML formatting. > If I'm that desperate, I could embed the advertisement in a <text> > element and shoehorn it in that way. > > Ah well--I think the real solution (not available in P4, but I'll > suggest it for P5) is to allow <ab> within <titlePage> and use <ab > type="advertisement">. > > Thanks for your thoughts! > > best wishes, Julia > > At 12:36 PM -0400 4/12/05, Francois Lachance wrote: > >What of using <figure>? > >In a sense the Advertisement for the other books could be "other > >illustrative material". It may seen a stretch but not so if a logo is > >present... > > > >The Guidelines say: > >The <figure> element is included so as to enable encoders to record the > >presence of printers' ornaments or other illustrative material found > >within a title page http://www.tei-c.org/P4X/DS.html#DSTITL > > > > > ><figure> is also useful for marking the position of the advertisement on > >the title page. > > > >The suggestion for the use <figure> in this case stems from > >consideration of the experience of composing layout both with > >electronic means and with paper & glue ... > > > >An alternative approach would be to markup a <table> for indicating the > >content and placement the various blocks of text (advertisement, title > >proper, etc.) and nesting the <table> in a <div> with an attribute @type > >with the value "title page". > > > > > > > >> Has anyone else encountered advertisements for other books on the > >> title page of a book you're encoding? and if so, how have you encoded > >> them? I don't see any obvious TEI element, and even <ab> isn't > >> permitted as a child of <titlePage>. > >> > >> Best, Julia > >> > >> Julia Flanders > >> Women Writers Project > >> Brown University > >> > > > > > >-- > >Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large > >http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/jardin > > > >Skill may be the capacity to manipulate perceptions of knowledge. > >Magic is. > -- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/jardin Skill may be the capacity to manipulate perceptions of knowledge. Magic is.