Several people on the list have seen this before: It's a demo of something I'm working on for the Digital Latin Library project. It uses TEI transformed into HTML Custom Elements plus CSS and some Javascript to create an interactive apparatus, where you can apply different witness readings and conjectures to the text to see how they change it. It has a traditional apparatus at the bottom, but if you hover over the buttons in the margin, you get an interactive display, and if you click them, you get controls that let you apply the different alternate readings.


** Hugh A. Cayless, Ph.D
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On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Frederik Elwert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear all,

because this seems to be related: In a conversation with a colleague, I
wanted to make an argument in favour of digital editions. He was mainly
interested in novel ways to represent the critical apparatus.
Re-creating a rather traditional footnote-based apparatus from a TEI
edition seems reasonable for some cases, but are there any shiny
examples of how to solve the problem in novel ways? I feel that the
approaches in TEIBoilerplate and even the Versioning Machine don’t
really cut it yet. On the other hand, interesting visualisation
approaches like CollateX and especially TRAViz do the string comparison
themselves and don’t take the apparatus in a TEI file into account, AFAIK.

If anybody has some nice examples to share, I’d be very interested.


Am 20.11.2015 um 13:34 schrieb Hugh Cayless:
> Hi Andrew,
> You may want to take a look at the "DDBDP-style" apparatus in the EpiDoc
> stylesheets, which does some of this for HTML title attributes on the
> HTML apparatus output, meaning you get the "human readable" apparatus as
> a mouseover on the apparatus entry when you hover over it (see
> If you take a look at;1;5 (scroll down to
> the bottom for the apparatus), you'll see this in action. The XSLT
> itself is rather complex and it may well be possible to do it better,
> but it might give you some ideas in any case.
> All the best,
> Hugh
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Andrew Dunning <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>     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

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