Dates with @when get title attributes in the HTML, so you see the W3C date format when you hover over them. Other dating attributes are not handled, and probably should be.
282 page images for RG7 G8C vol 21 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the Despatches to London July 1859 to April 1861 (letterbook copies). These will now be linked into the transcription documents where appropriate.
DONE: The transcription of the document 58-01-21_HBC748.rtf is marked up as the file V585MI30, when it should be V585MI02_A. It is already up on the site.
DONE 2012-03-26: The xml:id for the William Allen is currently "william", which is very confusing; change it to "william_allen", and change refs to it, so it's not confused with the Brig William.
NOTE: Completed 2012-04-23. Many new vessel entries have resulted from this work, and they will need to be completed when time permits.
Try this, first in /db/coldesp/correspondence, and then in /db/coldesp/:
xquery version "1.0"; declare default element namespace "http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0"; for $r in //name[@type='vessel'][not(@key)] return $r
The vessel tags inside the correspondence seem mainly to be for vessels which HAVE write-ups; these should simply be correctly linked with @key. The broader set include vessels which may not have bios yet; bios need to be created, and those vessels linked.
This is a list of stuff that KSW reports needs attention (from his Google Doc "Matters for deliberation"):
EDIT: This is fixed as of 2012-01-10.
This task has to do with catchwords and how to position them properly on the website—flush to the right margin of the body-text—when they apear after the final paragraph of a given page, just prior to the page-break.
For now, we have wrapped the FW tag in a P tag, as in the following example:
[...] with a view to their protection and civilization.</p>
<p><fw type="catchword" rend="text-align: right;">I</fw></p><pb n="rg7_g8c_08/rg7_g8c_08_00043v.jpg"/>
<p>I am glad to find that your sentiments respecting [...]
The above is a workaround, as it could be argued that the catchword does not, in itself, represent a paragraph. So, we will need to, eventually, develop a way to display these dangling catchwords appropriately and, in the process, remove the P tags we use now.
This is a call to remove B587055A.xml from the coldesp collection, as it is a duplicate of B587056A.xml.
B587055A.xml is incomplete in its transcription of a private letter found in the 398/1 image collection. B587056A.xml, however, provides a complete transcription and, moreover, it follows the correct sequence within the 398/1 image-collection.
The problem: on the places index page, when you click on a place within a places write up, the clicked-place vanishes from the places index. Rather than cloning the content, the link appears to relocate it. This may be happening in the bios and vessels list as well.
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The Colonial Despatches is an XML database project which is creating a digital archive containing the original correspondence between the British Colonial Office and the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The project lives at http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca, and the web application runs on the Pear dev Tomcat. The XML data is managed in SVN at http://revision.tapor.uvic.ca/svn/coldesp/.