Re: [jats-list] <bio>: Contained in <contrib> or in <back> - which is better?

Subject: Re: [jats-list] <bio>: Contained in <contrib> or in <back> - which is better?
From: "Beck, Jeff (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]" <beck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:52:05 -0500
Hi Bendte,

I enjoyed your presentation during the opening session at JATS-Con last
year. I hope to see you again in the fall.

I agree with you to not cave in to sticking your <bio> in <author-notes>.
If it is a bio, use <bio>.

The first general advice I would give about making tagging decisions is
don't throw away any information if you don't have to. And I would
consider which <bio> goes with which <contrib> to be important

Using an ID/IDREF between <contrib> and <bio> will make them just as
related (or relatable) as if <bio> was a child of <contrib>.

I'd suggest that if your vendor can handle <bio> in the <back> and display
them in a way that you are satisfied with (including moving where you want
them wrt the displayed contribs or at least building a link), you are safe
to not insist on <bio> being a child of <contrib>.

It is ok to "give in" to their tagging suggestion as long as you get what
you really want - an explicit relationship between the contrib and bio in
the XML and rendered document.


On 2/1/12 3:49 PM, "Bendte Fagge" <bfagge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I am fairly new to this list and also fairly new to full-text XML (many of
>our journal titles are moving to full-text XML/HTML display this year).
>Our online vendor does not provide great support for display of the <bio>
>element. Our vendor suggested that we use the element <author-notes>, but
>I feel that the content we want to place in <bio> fits the definition of
>the <bio> element better than the <author-notes> element. (We mainly
>publish humanities journals that contain author bios.)
>So, our vendor suggested that we place the <bio> tag within <back>.
>However, it seems like it would be best to keep the <bio> element within
><contrib>, especially for multiple authors.
>If we do end up placing <bio> within <back>, I'm wondering if it would be
>wise to use the id and rid attributes to connect a <contrib> to a <bio>
>since we often have multiple contributors.
>I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and what advice you
>might have about making tagging decisions.
>Bendte Fagge
>Production Coordinator
>Duke University Press Journals
>905 West Main Street, Suite 18B
>Durham, NC 27701
>email: bfagge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>phone: (919) 687-3674
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