decoNote

TEI guidelines element decoNote

Schema specification

<decoNote> is used for decorative elements and also for features of the binding. According to its place the xml:id should start with d or b. Some specific usage of typed decoNote are also checked by rules i.e. when ther is a type equal to SawingStations, and then there is one of the two attributes pastedown or color Beta maṣāḥǝft Guidelines
context rule report
tei:decoNote[not(ancestor::tei:bindingDesc)] not(matches(@xml:id,'d\d+')) DecoNotes must have ids starting with the letter 'd' followed by a progressive number, e.g. d1, d2, d3
tei:decoNote[ancestor::tei:bindingDesc] not(matches(@xml:id,'b\d+')) DecoNotes in Binding Description must have ids starting with the letter 'b' followed by a progressive number, e.g. b1, b2, b3
tei:decoNote[ancestor::tei:bindingDesc][@type='SewingStations'] not(number(.)) decoNote with type SewingStations should contain a number.
tei:decoNote[ancestor::tei:bindingDesc][@pastedown] not(@type='EndLeaves') not(matches(@pastedown, '[UOTILR\s]+')) the attribute pastedown is only allowed on a decoNote with type EndLeaves.values of pastedown might only be a combination of maximum three of the suggested values. Y OTI L is fine, N is fine, UTI R is fine.
tei:decoNote[ancestor::tei:bindingDesc][@color] @type='SewingStations' or @type='Spine' or @type='Other' or @type='Fastening' The attribute color is not allowed on a decoNote with this type.

Attibutes list

attribute xml:id

attribute color

attribute pastedown

This attribute can have a maximum of 3 values separated by a space.

This is a semi list of allowed values

value definition
UTI Under the turn-ins. The pastedown is pasted under the turn-ins.
OTI Over the turn-ins. The pastedown is pasted over the turn-ins.
L Left pastedown, on the upper board.
R Right pastedown, on the lower board.

attribute repaired

This attribute can have a maximum of 1 values separated by a space.

This is a closed list of allowed values

value definition
Y
N

attribute type

This is a closed list of allowed values

value definition
frame an ornament around the page
miniature
band ornamental band is above the page
punctuation
drawing
border
diagram
frieze
illustration
initial
map
marginal
mixed
other
ornamentation
paratext
printmark
publishmark
rubrication
secondary
tooling
unspecified
unwan
vignette
engraving
printedImage A printed image, usually of devotional character, glued to a manuscript
Other to be used in binding description
bindingMaterial to be used in binding description. Materials of which the binding is made.
Headband to be used in binding description. Endband at the head end of the spine of a book.
Tailband for use in binding description. Endband at the tail end of the spine of a book.
Endbands for use in binding description. Structural and decorative elements of the binding which are found at the head and tail of the spine of a book. The ethiopian endbands are usually slit-braid stripes of leather or link-stitch sewings.
Fastening for use in binding description. Stripe of different form and material used to keep closed a book. Traces of fastenings can be holes and pins on the outer edge of the boards.
Spine for use in binding description. The part of the book opposite the fore-edge.
SlipCase for use in binding description. Portable leather case with attached slip where the manuscript is kept.
Boards for use in binding description. Components made from one or more pieces of material (usually wood) used to protect and support a bookblock.
SewingStations for use in binding description. Sewing stations are created by passing a thread through a spine fold when sewing a book.
EndLeaves for use in binding description. All the leaves found at each side of a bookblock, intended to give protection to the text leaves.
Cover The material that constitutes the immediate covering of the completed binding.

attribute rend

This is a open list of allowed values

value definition
damaged
intact
Example 1

Example from GAet7


                            <decoNote xml:id="b1">The book is sewn on four sewing stations (two
                                pairs) linked to uncovered wooden boards. On the inner side of the
                                left board is pasted a textile inlay and there are traces of a
                                leather cover.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote xml:id="b2" type="bindingMaterial"><material key="wood"></material><material key="textile"></material><material key="silk"></material></decoNote>
                            <decoNote xml:id="b3" type="Boards"> The right board is broken in two
                                halves which are held together by leather strings. The left board is
                                made from <term key="cordiaAfricana">Cordia Africana</term> wood
                                while the right board is made from <term key="ficus">Ficus</term>
                                wood. On the inner part of the left board is pasted a silk <term key="textile">fabric</term>. </decoNote>
                            <decoNote xml:id="b4" type="Cover"> On the left board there are traces
                                of leather turn-ins and starch based adhesive. Probably in the past
                                the book had a leather cover. The left board might be the original
                                one whereas the right board might have been added later, during a
                                repairing intervention. </decoNote>
                        

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Revisions of this page

  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-04-24: stub of page