On Mar 1, 2005, at 9:56 AM, Rebecca S. Guenther wrote:

> The project here is used relatedItem to do sort of subrecords for
> constituent items within the larger item and would like a way to bind
> together name and title outside of relatedItem, similar to 700$a with
> $t.

None of this is making any sense to me. What exactly do they want to
record, for what purpose?

Since the proposal here is totally opaque to me, I can only say that I
have the vague feeling:

a)  the problem is really one of inline markup (for example,
titles-within-titles) that I've brought up numerous times in the past
year, but which has never gotten anywhere*

b)  that this is a less-than-ideal, quite limited, MARC-like solution
to that problem

But in the absence of an example, or a more clearly-defined problem,
it's hard to say; I could be totally wrong.

Can we *please* have more information?


*  The group working on revising bibliographic representation is trying
to work out details for this sort of coding.  Existing practice in TEI
tends to be:

<title level="m">A <title level="a">Title</title> within a Title</title>

The single character level attribute is what I'd like to ditch because
it's not very helpful.  Still, it's important to allow this coding.