#48 how to handle subtitles

GREEN
closed
Lou Burnard
5
2008-10-25
2008-09-30
Anonymous
No

<title> is defined in 3.11.2.2 and 2.2.1 of the prose guidelines as containing the "full title of a work of any kind"; however, in the element index there are examples using @type to distinguish them. It would be good to have guidance on subtitles, even if it's optional.

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  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-10-07

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  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-10-07

    I think there are some examples showing how to encode subtitles, but I will check that these are done consistently. It's not clear from your comment what the "bug" is that you are reporting; is it the use of the word "full" in the definition? Unfortunately, as you have not signed in, I can't ask you directly!

     
  • This was submitted by Kevin Hawkins, who is now writing this comment as well. If a book's "full title" contains a main title and a subtitle, then the full title would be split between these two elements. In that case, saying that <title> contains the "full title" would be misleading. So maybe in those sections of the Guidelines it would be better to say that this element is used for a title unit.

     
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  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-10-25

    Thanks for the clarification Kevin. At rev 4854, the desc for title is changed to read simply "contains a title for any kind of work" and I've also modified the examples a bit, to include notably a structured <title>

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-10-25

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