#137 Add typeDesc, analogous to handDesc

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2008-09-03
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A number of projects cataloguing early print material and
incunables have reported that the current msdescription module meets most of their requirements, albeit with some grimaces about the names of the elements. It has been suggested that it would be desirable in the medium term to try to generalise the "ms*" elements into "text-bearing-object*".

This proposal is one of two aimed to meet the most urgent needs so far identified. It is to define a new typeDesc element, analagous to handDesc, and as an
alternative to it, is needed to contain descriptions of the typographic features of a printed source, within the physDesc.

See further discussion on TEI Council list 2008-08-05 et seq.

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-08-17

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  • James Cummings
    James Cummings
    2008-08-18

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    I agree with the need for a new typeDesc element but I'm not certain it should be a straight alternative to handDesc - for example, in the case where a printed book contains handwritten marginalia, one may with to describe both printed type and handwriting.

     
  • Dot Porter
    Dot Porter
    2008-08-22

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    the comment sent on 2008-08-22 08:34 is me, I forgot to login, sorry.

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-09-03

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    typeDesc and typeNote added at svn rev 4740.
    Note that when we find a name for (ms | print | inscribed | painted | whatever ) as a prefix, then we can probably get rid of both typeDesc and handDesc in favour of XXXdesc, with nested typeNote and handNotes as appropriate.

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-09-03

    • status: open --> closed