On Jan 23, 2004, at 12:49 PM, Roy Tennant wrote:
> I find it strange to have a <title> tag that is no such thing.
> In other words, the <title> cannot be found in the <title>, it must be
> found in <nonSort> (if such exists) and <title>. How intuitive is that?
Not very :-)
OK, so let's run with Roy's suggestion, which would get us (using his
example, and leaving aside the sub-subtitle, and getting rid of the
<title>A shield in space?</title>
<titleSub>technology, politics, and the strategic defense
initiative: how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear
weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the
<titleSort>shield in space?</title>
<titleAbbrev>A shield in space?</titleAbbrev>
And to go back to one of Karen's examples:
<title>al Arabah al dhahabīyah lā taṣʻad</title>
<titleSort>Arabah al dhahabīyah lā taṣʻad</titleSort>
That solves the spacing issue, and it also makes processing brain-dead
One problem is that the titleTrans element precludes, for example,
subtitles on other language titles. For that reason, is it not better
to have that in a separate titleInfo element?