[tei-council] Witness proposal
James.Cummings at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Mar 22 06:29:56 EST 2007
Lou Burnard wrote:
> * re-introduce the "sigil" attribute as a new <sigil> element
I'm still not sure I understand this...I must be missing something.
What is wrong with xml:id values of 'A1', 'a1', 'A2', 'b5' etc? If you then
want to indicate that the numerical portion is superscript, that seems like
additional information to be included in the <bibl>(or <listBibl>?) or
<msDescription> to which that witness relates (and I assume points). I've
always thought that msDescription could have a more general role than just
manuscripts. But I'm happy to receive correction from Gautier on the intention
> * add a "class" attribute to <witness>
Ok, based on the translation, it seems to me that this class attribute sort of
does the same thing as @type on altIdentifier? I.e. this identifier refers to a
copy, this one to an original, this one to a fragment? (Or is my understanding
abusing altIdentifier/@type ?)
I think I would have an msDescription for each non-printed witness and have the
witList point in turn to each of these. Most additional material, I feel
shouldn't be in the <witness> at all, but the msDescription.
I guess I'm just still to be convinced, but I'm receptive to more explanation.
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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