Subject: Re: [jats-list] <bio>: Contained in <contrib> or in <back> - which is better?|
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:20:09 -0500
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 information.
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.
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