<text type="preface">

<text type="preface"> is used to encode prefaces to canonistic material.

  • <text type="preface">
    • <ab type="rubric">[text of rubric]</ab>
    • <div type="msSource">
      • <p>[source as identified in manuscript]</p>
    • </div>
    • <div type="scholSource" key="sourceNumber"></div>
    • <div type="prefaceText">
      • <p>[text of preface]</p>
    • </div>
  • </text>

<text type="preface"> takes one required attribute:

@xml:id: This attribute provides a unique identifier for this preface within the entire CCL corpus. The xml:id is built by combining the manuscript's siglum with the folio on which the preface starts, with "pref" appended on the end. These three elements are separated by periods. In this example, the preface is located (or starting) on folio 44v of manuscript D:

  • <text type="preface" xml:id="D.44v.pref">

In the rare case of multiple prefaces appearing on the same page, append a number to the end of the @xml:id using the format "-n". In this example, this is the second preface on folio 44v of manuscript D:

  • <text type="preface" xml:id="D.44v.pref-2">

The actual text of the preface is contained within <body> tags.

<text type="preface"> may contain the following tags:

<ab type="rubric">: This tag records the rubric as found in the manuscript.For more details see here.

<div type="msSource">: This tag indicates the source of the preface as identified in the manuscript. For more details see here.

<div type="scholSource">: This tag indicates the source of the preface as identified by scholars. For more details see here.

<div type="prefaceText">: This tag records the complete transcription of the preface text as found in the manuscript. For more details see here.