TEI guidelines element witness

Schema specification

<witness> inside a work record should point to the witnesses actually used for the edition in the file. Do not attempt to list all manuscripts, in the website these will be automatically collected from the existing relations. If pointing to a manuscript in our database, please use corresp only; if pointing to a manuscript which catalogued by others, please use additionally type with value external. Beta maṣāḥǝft Guidelines
context rule report
tei:witness not(@corresp) contains(@corresp, 'bm:') witness must always contain a @corresp pointing to a project xml:id of a manuscript or to an external resource (in which case you need to add a @type="external")Please, don't point to bibliography items for witnesses as it is unlikely that the edition of the text is based on secondary literature. use @corresp to point to the id of a manuscript. If the record does not exist, consider creating it as a minimss using the provided models and guidelines. If you point to an external digital reproduction, use @facs and enter the permalink to the main view. You will still need to create a minimss if the record does not exist.
tei:witness[ancestor::tei:listBibl[@type='mss']][@type='external'] not(tei:ptr[@target]) bibl in a mss list of references with a @type="external" must contain a pointer with @target cointaing a full uri to the resource

Attibutes list

attribute type

This is a closed list of allowed values

value definition
Example 1

Example from LIT2170Peripl

                            <witness type="external" xml:id="P" corresp="Cod. Pal. graec. 398" facs="http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpgraec398/0569"><ptr target="https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/iiif/cpgraec398/manifest.json"></ptr> Sammelhandschrift — Konstantinopel, letztes Viertel 9. Jh.
Example 2

Example from LIT4275ChronAmdS

                            <listWit xml:id="all">
                                <witness corresp="BDLbruce88" xml:id="bdlbruce88"></witness>
                                <witness corresp="BLorient821" xml:id="blorient821"></witness>
                                <witness corresp="BNFet143" xml:id="bnfet143"></witness>
                                <witness corresp="BNFmondon27" xml:id="bnfmondon27"></witness>
                                <witness corresp="FSUor38" xml:id="frueppel1a"></witness>
                                <witness corresp="BNFabbadie52" xml:id="bnfabbadie52"></witness>
                                <witness corresp="BNFabbadie118" xml:id="bnfabbadie118"></witness>

Revisions of this page

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