[MEI-L] Associating MEI <facsimile> with an image manifest, not an image itself

Johannes Kepper kepper at edirom.de
Fri Oct 14 19:10:45 CEST 2016

Hi Ryan,

right now, I'm still using individual <surface> elements inside <facsimile>, one for each page. Each surface then has a <graphic target="path/to/manifest.json" type="iiif/>. This works mostly because I don't have a manifest for all pages (yet), but individual for each page. This is clearly not ideal, but works for me for the time being. I wouldn't mind to link to the same manifest from multiple targets, and then use some kind of URI mechanism to refer to a specific page inside that manifest. I'm not that familiar with IIIF, but afaik, each page (canvas) has an "@id" property, which can be used as target for the reference. I know the following syntax isn't working out of the box, but you may get the idea:

	<surface label="fol 3v">
		<graphic target="path/to/manifest.json#page17" type="iiif/>
		<zone/><!-- if you likeā€¦ -->

Like you, I'm keen to learn about better ways to do this ;-)

> Am 14.10.2016 um 18:47 schrieb Michael Ryan Bannon <ryan.bannon at gmail.com>:
> Hello MEI-ers,
> I've been going over the MEI guidelines to find the best way of associating an external image manifest with an MEI <facsimile>, but I haven't had much luck. In particular, I'm dealing with images hosted on an IIIF server. So, I wouldn't necessarily have a URL to the image. Rather, I would have:
> - URL to an IIIF manifest
> - indices of pages in the manifest
> I'm guessing the best solution is to have a <ref> element in my <meiHead> somewhere, then point to that <ref> from the <facsimile> element? (That's my best guess as I can't see how <facsimile> could contain the IIIF manifest URL or page indices, unless I'm missing something.)
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Tx,
> Ryan
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