This is a bit difficult to encode, due to the fact that there are two books being reviewed, one with two authors and one with one, and both titles have glosses. Make sure teiJournal can easily handle such situations.
Did the second half of the bibliography for the latest article. Long and tedious task...
This one being primarily scientific articles, the biblio is a major encoding task because every paper is authored by lots of people. Long hard job.
Next is the biblio, which is HUGE.
I've decided to take a simple approach to journal issues. Instead of marking up like this:
<biblScope type="vol">25</biblScope> <biblScope type="issue">3</biblScope>
then writing special code to get the desired output, I think it's just simpler all round to mark up like this:
<biblScope type="vol">25, no.3</biblScope>
which gets us what we want without any faffing around.
Marked up a substantial portion of the latest text (body only -- there's a long list of refs, so this will take a while). In the process, clarified one issue: the original had the phrase "et al." italicized throughout, but our previous practice of not italicizing turns out to be Chicago-compliant, so I'm not italicizing the phrase in the XML.
It came in today.
I created an XQuery file on the model of the TOC system to create a
<teiCorpus.2> tag which containing stripped-down versions of all XML files containing
<revisionDesc> items with an
n attribute. Only the headers are included, with dummy texts, as in the TOC.
Next, I added a new XSLT file,
site_corrigenda_list_to_xhtml.xsl, which processes the list of items to produce info about each article, followed by links to the four formats for the article, and finally a list of all the revisions. Then I updated the CSS to style the content of this page appropriately.
<imprint> elements, which are valid in P4, show up sometimes because there's neither publisher nor date information for a publication (for instance, a Website for which no-one is explicitly taking responsibility). In P5, empty
<imprint> elements are not allowed, so I had to add a template to the P4-to-P5 conversion code to trap for this. I'm now adding a date element that looks like this:
n.d. standing for "no date".
While working on revisions, I noticed that we've been handling the titles of unpublished documents (articles, plays etc.) wrongly in the bibliography, according to Chicago.
It's gradually emerged that the list of references at the end of our articles is a Reference List as defined by Chicago, not a Bibliography, because dates are placed after the author, not at the end of the entry. Knowing this makes it easier to find out what we should actually do in any given case. For unpublished articles, Chicago says they should be rendered in quotes in notes or bibliographies, but without quotes in a reference list. (Why? Who knows.) We had been following the guidelines for bibliographies in this respect, when we should have been following the guidelines for references.
Therefore I've amended the code in the rendering of reference lists (both for XHTML and for PDF) so that it now renders unpublished titles without quotes. It took me a while to figure out where these changes should be made; the XSLT is now pretty complicated in that area.