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Yes, exactly. As you might guess, I'm trying to figure out if I'm missing
something obvious or whether I should just ask for <handNotes> inside
<witness>.

Thanks,
Hugh

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 12:21 PM, Lou Burnard <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> When you say "inside each witness", are you referring to the <witness>
> element in <listWit>?  It would certainly seem a reasonable extension to
> permit <handNotes> here, but no-one has thus far requested it. Maybe you
> should submit a feature request!
>
> The BVH people seem quite happy using handNote within handDesc, giving
> each hand an ID unique to the document, and then pointing to it with @resp
> (or <handShift>). But that's probably because (like others?) they are not
> interested in collating variations to make an apparatus.
>
>
>   <handDesc hands="3">
>                      <handNote xml:id="B759999999_Y2_2164_Main1">Parait
> plus authentique, sans doute Rabelais lui-même d'après Mireille
> Huchon</handNote>
>                      <handNote xml:id="B759999999_Y2_2164_Main2">Semble
> plus tardive, notamment dans son utilisation des conventions. Peut-être
> XIXème siècle</handNote>
>                      <handNote xml:id="B759999999_Y2_2164_MainX">Main
> incertaine</handNote>
>                   </handDesc>
>
>
> <choice> <sic>Au</sic>
>                   <corr resp="#B759999999_Y2_2164_Main2">Aux</corr>
>                </choice> lecteurs benevoles.
>
>
>
>
> On 30/11/15 16:57, Hugh Cayless wrote:
>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> I'd like to know how producers of critical editions in TEI usually handle
>> the documentation of hands in their documents. I'm working with an edition
>> that has this kind of thing:
>>
>> genista] genestra λ¹δ, genesta εγμλ²χ²
>>
>> so MS. λ has "genestra" in the first hand, corrected to "genesta" in the
>> second (the edition doesn't actually tell us how this works in the MS). I
>> want to associate λ1 and λ2 with λ.
>>
>> The situation with describing hands seems rather confusing. In msDesc, we
>> have a handDesc, which contains handNotes, but you can also have handNotes
>> inside the profileDesc. I'd really like to do neither of these, but rather
>> list the hands inside each witness. I could do this by embedding msDesc
>> inside witness, but that's rather overkill, since msDesc requires
>> msIdentifier, which, while it does contain the same info as will go in the
>> witness, also forces me to encode it in a structured way rather than in
>> prose.
>>
>> So my questions are: how do you all do this? Does handNote need some
>> cleaning up? Should I not use handNote at all for this sort of thing?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Hugh
>>
>>
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