On Nov 2, 2004, at 6:35 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:
> A good model for the "parts" is Z39.50's Holdings schema. The thing
> "volume" and "issue" is that you really want to know the order, and
> you get into complex journal enumerations it can get very hairy. So
> Z39.50 has:
> I.e. level=1,caption=v.,enumeration=3
> for "v.3" when volume is the first (highest) level
See, I don't think that's necessary for the metadata to contain that
information. That's for the output stylesheets to worry about.
Indeed, my stylesheets ignore the MODS caption element altogether.
Captions only matter if you want to consistently recreate the exact
same formatting, which is only an issue in archiving. In the sort of
authoring stuff that I'm concerned with (and that DocBook deals with),
it's actually a liability, because, again: output styles (order,
captions, etc.) vary from journal to journal.
> If you want you could also spell out volume somewhere, but then you
> to learn the correct terminology for every language that you are going
> to encounter.
Yes, but this is always true of a natural-language-tag format like XML.