This sounds reasonable. (Although the way EpiDoc editions are usually 
conceived the <body> contains more than just the text being 
transcribed/edited, it also contains many other elements of the edition 
being created of it: translation, commentary, etc. We actually don't 
have much use for tei:front or tei:back, usually, so I'd be happy enough 
to use <back> for digital appendices as James suggests.)

Where in sourceDesc do you put these lists? In a free <p> or somewhere 
more structured?

And if you put these lists in an external document--which I can well 
imagine doing too, at least 90% of the time--where in said (TEI) 
document do you put them? SourceDesc? Body?



On 2011-08-16 16:46, James Cummings wrote:
> Hiya,
> Like Torsten I've always felt nervous about putting these in
> <back>  because they are not actual appendices to the text I'm
> transcribing (ok, I recognise this distinction may not exist for
> born digital documents, where they might be considered
> appendices). So I instead have convinced myself that they are
> supplementary information I use to describe the source, and thus
> put them in sourceDesc where they are conveniently allowed.  I'm
> not arguing that is correct, just describing what I've done in
> the past.  I have also, of course, just stored them separately
> and pointed *to* them as separate files, not feeling any need to
> suck them all in (virtually or otherwise) into a single file.
> My two pence,
> -James
> On 16/08/11 16:13, Martin Holmes wrote:
>> HI Gabby,
>> Typically I keep these in external files. When querying an XML database
>> to get back a single TEI file, though, I'll often import all the
>> <person>   or<place>   elements which are linked from that particular file,
>> and place them in<back>, so I have a single internally-coherent XML
>> structure for processing with XSLT. I have also put them in the
>> <teiHeader>, though.
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
>> On 11-08-16 06:42 AM, Gabriel Bodard wrote:
>>> A question for the community about usage:
>>> Where do you (in your own local usage) place, within a TEI document, a
>>> prosopography (listPerson) that is neither a castList nor a participants
>>> description (particDesc), nor a list of scribes in the manuscript etc.;
>>> or a gazetteer (listPlace) that is not a setting description for your
>>> document; or a listNym, listOrg, listEvent? In other words, if the list*
>>> is serving as a vocabulary or external table to your digital corpus,
>>> rather than a manuscript description or catalogue metadata.
>>> My instinct is that such a list doesn't belong in the teiHeader, but
>>> perhaps in the tei:body or tei:back of a text, depending on the
>>> structure of the edition being created.
>>> What have others chosen to do?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Gabby

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