I'd just like to echo what Markus has been saying, and to add my own two
cents. I think that in general, mixing physical and logical structure
(even where you can!) is a bad idea. Saying that a book is made up of
chapters and chapters are made up of pages, even though it may work in most
situations, is confusing physical and logical structure, and that way lies
madness. Eventually, with many documents, this arrangement will unravel.
For cases in which METS is linked to a document that controls logical
structure, such as TEI, I think we have a good way of pointing from one
file to the other. It would be possible to create a separate METS document
that controls the logical structure, but why?
>- 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 :-(
I am looking at a book in which chapter 5 spans pages 73 to 77.
Even in this short chapter, there are 5 subheadings, and under the 4th
subheading, 4 sub-subheadings. Three of these sub-subheadings are on the
same page. Lot of redundancy going on.... The newspaper example is an
excellent illustration of this problem.
I'm genuinely confused about how to deal with
drawings/figures/illustrations in a printed work. These undeniably are
content and somehow part of the logical structure, but can be identified as
physical structure. Herm...