#364 adding @type and @place to <label>


There is a distinct use of <label> to record the marginal headings so common in older books, exemplified in the 3rd example
at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/CO.html#CONONO. There, the marginal placement is marked by @rend.
This bothers me, as the position in the margin is rather structural, indicating it is a floating object, not just a rendition. I therefore
suggest that we add @place to <label>, comparable to <note>.

I also suggest that this extended use of <label> makes it a good candidate for a @type attribute. For example, to distinguish a set of <label>s which
mark "years since the founding of Rome" from a set which provide a little heading

There are many many examples in TCP EEBO of the marginal material.


  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2012-06-29
    • assigned_to: nobody --> pfschaffner
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2012-09-16
    • milestone: --> AMBER
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2012-09-16

    I would treat most such things as <note place="margin"> though I see the argument for regarding them more as headings. Is the argument for preferring <label place="margin"> in some cases that the annotations form a sequence or are otherwise applied throughout a text in a way that notes are generally not? I ask because we need to be able to provide guidance as to what the distinction is if we wish to proceed with this.

  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2012-09-16

    We see this all the time in our Early Modern French texts, and they are definitely, as Paul says, label-like and not note-like. They're marginal subject headings, and we encode them with <label>. You'll find them, for instance, throughout this text:


  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2013-01-04
    • status: open --> closed-accepted
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2013-01-04

    Implemented at 11326 . more examples needed though, paul!