#150 titlePage in msContents

GREEN
closed
nobody
5
2009-01-14
2008-11-08
Torsten Schassan
No

In order to describe the titlepage of a manuscript or early printed book we would like to add <titlePage> to <msContents>.

Definition:
( summary?, textLang?, titlePage?, ( msItem | msItemStruct )* )

Discussion:
Normally the titlepage refers to the entire book and therefore it doesn't make sense to put the information inside msItem.

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-11-08

    The titlePage element as current defined is used to *transcribe* a title page, not to describe one. As such it belongs inside the transcription, not the msDesc.

     
  • First, we have other elements that contain (a kind of) transcriptions but are part of the description, such as rubric, incipit, quote or colophon. Recognizing this, allowing titlePage as requested would just be another case of what we do in other cases for certain reasons.
    Second, if we prefer not to add titlePage to this group of "transcriptions-in-descriptions" what about the introduction of a new element <titlePageDesc> which would have as children model.titlepagePart? To introduce such an element would allow for harmonisation as within the definition of <msItem> model.titlepagePart could be replaced by <titlePageDesc>?

     
  • OK, I've added this in preparation for the next release.

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2008-12-12

    Ooops, forgot to login.

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2009-01-14

    • milestone: --> GREEN
    • status: open --> closed