#408 TEI P5 namesdates: Person may contain events but not a list

closed-accepted
Lou Burnard
5
2013-01-07
2012-11-21
James Treacy
No

According to the spec for the <person> element, http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-person.html, a person can contain a number of events but not a listEvent containing events. This seems inconsistent since a person can be a child of a listPerson element. It would also make it a lot easier to write XPath queries for gathering lists of events when using software libraries like the Ruby Nokogiri library.

Discussion

  • James Treacy
    James Treacy
    2012-11-21

    Sample TEI Header containing biographical data about an author

     
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  • Martin Holmes
    Martin Holmes
    2012-11-21

    This could be achieved by making <listEvent> a member of
    model.persEventLike.

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2013-01-07

    • assigned_to: nobody --> louburnard
    • status: open --> closed-accepted
     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2013-01-07

    This is largely because the <listEvent> element was invented as an afterthought. As Martin notes, there is a simple solution, which I've applied at revision 11345