Well, if you're asking about nuts and bolts of HOW to do it, I did
something similar making a script to convert from inline to standoff. I
just had a template that matched the <choice>, selected the preferred child
element (determined with a <choose> in the XSLT) and wrote it in that
place, then wrote the remaining element into standoff with the appropriate
target. I'm sure you could use something similar here, but using <note>
instead of moving it off to standoff.

If you are asking whether this is a standard practice... I got nothing.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 11:42 PM, Andrew Dunning <[log in to unmask]>

> Dear list,
> Has anyone out there written the XSLT necessary to convert TEI <subst> and
> <choice> structures into human-readable footnotes? It would be great, for
> example, to take something like this:
> t<choice><del>ool</del><add place=“above”>ext</add></choice>s
> Then render ‘texts’ in the body, with a footnote reading something to the
> effect of ‘texts _added above the line_; tools _before correction_’.
> All best,
> Andrew Dunning
> PhD Candidate
> Centre for Medieval Studies
> University of Toronto