… Indirect references

The author may refer to someone (or place, or organization, or film) figuratively.

  • ThyrſisJohn Froud
  • DaphnisThomas Creech
Come all ye tender Nymphs and ſighing Swains,
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Some projects create elements to deal with complex contextual information. For example, the WWP has a mechanism for dealing with indirect references within texts, the metaRef attribute. It allows the encoder to specify both the direct reference and the indirect reference separately. This level of editorial intervention may or may not meet the goals of your particular project.

Note: because the metaRef attribute is a customization made by the WWP, the attributed is preceded by "wwp:" indicating that this attribute is in the WWP namespace. There may be instances in which you want to customize the TEI, in which case you will need to learn about namespaces and adding new attributes. For more information about these topics, see our Customization Primer

Contextual Nuances, slide 10 of 11