#19 <publisher> children

CO
closed
Syd Bauman
6
2007-03-03
2004-08-20
Andreas Nolda
No

According to P4, <publisher> "provides the name of the
organization responsible for the publication or
distribution of a bibliographic item" and <pubPlace>
"contains the name of the place where a bibliographic
item was published".

Consider the following <biblStruct> example, which
includes two pairs of publishers and publication places:

<biblStruct>
<monogr>
<editor>
<persName>
<forename>Johan</forename>
<forename>F.</forename>
<forename>A.</forename>
<forename>K.</forename>
<nameLink>van</nameLink>
<surname>Benthem</surname>
</persName>
</editor>
<editor>
<persName>
<forename>Alice</forename>
<nameLink>ter</nameLink>
<surname>Meulen</surname>
</persName>
</editor>
<title lang="eng" level="m">Handbook of Logic and
Language</title>
<imprint>
<pubPlace>Amsterdam</pubPlace>
<publisher>Elsevier</publisher>
<pubPlace>Cambridge, Mass.</pubPlace>
<publisher>MIT Press</publisher>
<date>1997</date>
</imprint>
</monogr>
</biblStruct>

As the example shows, the <pubPlace>-<publisher>
pairs cannot be explicitly stated.

As a consequence, bibliographic stylesheets have to
rely on some document order convention in order to
determine which <pubPlace> applies to which
<publisher>:

Benthem, Johan F. A. K. van and Alice ter Meulen
(eds.) (1997). _Handbook of Logic and Language_.
Amsterdam: Elsevier and Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

The xml-biblio group (cf. the archives of the
xml-biblio-discuss@lists.sourceforge.net mailing list)
proposes to reformulate the above-mentioned
meta-language definition of <publisher> in a way that
covers the following alternative markup of the example:

<biblStruct>
<monogr>
<editor>
<persName>
<forename>Johan</forename>
<forename>F.</forename>
<forename>A.</forename>
<forename>K.</forename>
<nameLink>van</nameLink>
<surname>Benthem</surname>
</persName>
</editor>
<editor>
<persName>
<forename>Alice</forename>
<nameLink>ter</nameLink>
<surname>Meulen</surname>
</persName>
</editor>
<title lang="eng" level="m">Handbook of Logic and
Language</title>
<imprint>
<publisher>
<placeName>Amsterdam</placeName>
<orgName>Elsevier</orgName>
</publisher>
<publisher>
<placeName>Cambridge, Mass.</placeName>
<orgName>MIT Press</orgName>
</publisher>
<date>1997</date>
</imprint>
</monogr>
</biblStruct>

(P4's content model for <publisher> already allows for
<placeName> and <orgName> children.)

As an alternative, P5 could introduce a wrapper element
for <pubPlace> and <publisher>, e.g. "<publication>".

Discussion

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  • Syd Bauman
    Syd Bauman
    2007-02-02

    • milestone: --> CO
     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2007-02-18

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    I think this ticket should now be closed

     
  • Syd Bauman
    Syd Bauman
    2007-03-03

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    This proposal obviously requires thought and discussion, and particularly the input of the TEI-in-libraries community, many of whom have other TEI commitments at the moment. So it seems very unlikely that we will have the time to create, flesh out, discuss, and implement a proposal by the 1.0 release of P5. Nonetheless, I am concerned that if this proposal isn't handled prior to that, it will be tabled until if & when there is a P6 due to backward-compatibility concerns. I have created a ticket (#300) in trac, the TEI's new method for tracking progress on P5, and am closing this request.

     
  • Syd Bauman
    Syd Bauman
    2007-03-03

    • status: open --> closed
     
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