Jerome McDonough schrieb:
> There's no direct linking mechanism between structMaps; you'd
> have to infer it from the data files each are pointing to.
Is there a possibility to include a direct linking mechanism in METS? I
guess it is quite sensible to store metadata, physical and logical
structure in one file (and of course information how metadata, logical
and physical structure is linked togeher).
> But in the example you've provided, I don't really think
> two structmaps are necessary.
No, in this example it is not, because I may mix logical and physical
strucutre. But I need a solution for cases in which I must not mix them.
I want two different sections (structMap), so that I have separated
logical from physical structure.
> You'll note that I've included your 'drawing' element as
> a subpart of a page,
Yes, but a logical element can never be a subpart of a physical
As a wrote in an earlier mail:
You'll get problem mixing logical and physical part of the text in the
- a chapter end on one page the next chapter starts on the same page.
When mixing logical and physical strucutre I need to store the page
information redundantly :-(
- If you have newspapers where several articles stat on one pages and
are continued on other pages (not necessarily the next ones)... YOu have
to store lots and lots of page information redundantly.
-The logical structure can be kept for all derivates of the document.
E.g. a printed version, a html-version etc... So I just can take the
logical strctMap and may use it for all versions of the document. If you
have mixed logical and physical strucutre you can't do this.
That's why I really appreciate the idea to store logical and physical
strucutre separately - that's a real good feature of METS. But using
this feature makes it somehow useful to have a linking mechanism between
logical and physical structures.
I don't know how far the METS format is final - but it would be good, if
it is not to late, to add a possibility for linking between strctMaps.
What do you think? Is it useful? Do everybody else has the need (it
seems that Alexander has, too)?
Markus Enders, GDZ