#6 Allow the distributor element in imprint


The distributor element is only allowed within the
publicationStmt element.

However, the distributor is often needed when creating
a bibliographic entry with a biblStruct element. The
MLA and Chicago styles (and probably others) require
the distributor of a book.

I therefore request that the distributor element be
allowed in the imprint element.


  • Paul Henry Tremblay

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    I would like to add that it would be helpful to allow
    <distributor> anywhere in <bibl>.

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2004-08-22

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    <distributor> was provided as an alternative to <publisher>
    within <publicationStmt>, for cases where an item such as a
    digital text was distributed but not "properly" published. For
    that reason, it was never added to <bibl> or <biblStruct>,
    though it is of course available in <biblFull>. It wouldn't be
    unreasonable to add it to the bibnPart class though, which
    would make it available within <bibl>. I don't think it belongs
    inside <imprint>, since an imprint simply records what a title
    page *says* about the publication of a work, and has nothing
    to do with the distribution, or necessarily even its actual

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2004-09-01
    • labels: --> TEI: New or Changed Element
    • status: open --> closed
  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2004-09-22

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    I have added distributor to the biblPart class

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2004-09-22
    • assigned_to: nobody --> louburnard