Contextual Nuances

Syd Bauman

2011-09-28

Authority files

To point from an element to an external authority record we would typically use either ref or key (They serve the same purpose, but ref is a URI, thus more useful when the referent is available on the web; key is arbitrary, thus more useful when the referent is not on the web.) But person, place, and org aren’t members of att.canonical, and thus don’t have key and ref

Indirect references

Quote is from Sarah Fyge Egerton’s Poems on Several Occasions, Together with a Pastoral, 1703; it refers to figures in Virgil’s Eclogues