I've basically finished a complete migration of our documents from P4
to P5, helped out a great deal by Sebastian's p4top5.xsl stylesheet.
However, a number of issues came out for which I was wondering whether
I could get clarification and/or make requests that P5 support the
following in the future?
After reviewing our documents, it seems there are qutie a few places
where <figure> is not allowed but would come in handy: in a
docTitle, within a byline, closer, or after a closer (as in a div3), or
even within a <bibl>.
Should I submit these suggestions to
While I received some very helpful (though, in our case, not fully
adequate) workarounds before from you all for this, might a new
version of TEI P5 consider allowing <bibl> within closer and
byline (it can be useful to have the author spelled out, for example).
We had this need quite a bit within our documents, since we are to be
pretty aggressive in including <bibl>'s.
Should I submit this suggestion to
Why is there no "who" (ascribed) attribute on <quote>, though it
is on <q>? Submit it to
While always having <resp> before or after <name> might
work in English (though not necessarily if the prose is
unconventional), is the current definition for <respStmt> too
For example, we had this case. I know it could be broken up into two
<respStmt>'s, but it seems they should be in one, no?
<edition>George Ronald, publisher</edition>
I can also see the current constraints of <resp>+, <name>+
or <name>+, <resp>+ potentially causing problems when the
text doesn't follow as planned (and maybe even causing problems in some
languages which required content at the beginning and ending?)
For example, I can envision situations like this:
<resp>with help from <name>John Doe</name> in
correcting Chapter 7</resp>
Should I submit this to
it is stated that
"docAuthor" can only be in a byline if it is on the title page. Is the
"title page" a technical term referring to titleStmt, etc., or is it
somewhat flexible where it can appear (such as at the beginning of a
preface). If so, then this is not a constraint imposed by the schema,
Minor issue with placement of tags
I ran into a few cases where, although it was easy enough to fix,
it didn't seem quite semantically correct.
For example, we had a page break in the middle of a <listBibl>
which didn't validate. Putting the <pb/> at the beginning of the
individual <bibl> worked out ok, but it seems the page break
wasn't really breaking in the middle of that particular <bibl/>.
Likewise, with a <figure> not being allowed to appear before a
<head>. It was ok to put the <figure> at the beginning of
the <head>, but the <figure> wasn't really in the heading
area--it just happened to precede the section.
I know this is pretty minor, but thought I'd bring it up anyways.
One last question... Why are the Guidelines at
more up-to-date apparently than those at
thanks and best wishes,