You may already be aware of this, but since you describe yourself as a
relative newcomer, I'll just note that many xml-editions now follow the
guidelines established by the Text Encoding Intiative (TEI), for the
current version see:
And perhaps of particular interest:
<http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/TC.html> (app. crit.)
Peter Anderson skrev:
> Dear colleagues,
> I am a relative newcomer to the issues that many of you have been addressing for years, and so I am writing with no small measure of humility (or anxiety :) ). I'm in the planning stages of an xml edition and commentary (on Seneca's De Constantia Sapientis), working with a colleague in our school of computing, who will lend his expertise to construct the user interface. I have not yet found any projects that are yet working on establishing, for instance, tags for the different elements one would find in a "traditional" commentary; I can see that there are likely many existing descriptions from a range of other projects (e.g. variant readings). I am most interested in creating a wheel that other philologists will happily use and, of course, not recreating one where a good one exists.
> I shall be very grateful for any comments/wisdom, on or off list.
> Peter J Anderson
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