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

Michael Ryan Bannon ryan.bannon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 19:35:38 CEST 2016

Hi Johannes,

Thanks for the input. I guess <graphic target="..." type="iiif" /> solves
part of my problem - I can link to the manifest. However, I'm using Diva.js
to display the contents so I can't reference a page directly with a URL.
Rather, I have to load the entire manifest then give a page index to the
Diva.js API to load. So, I guess my question now is if I can attach extra
data to a <graphic> element.

I suppose what I could do (which is maybe cheating) is to assume my own
graphic type -- let's call it 'divajs' -- that requires the target be a URI
with a page parameter. So, I could have:

<graphic target="http://url/to/iiif/manifest.json#100" type="divajs" />

Is this still valid MEI?



On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:10 PM, Johannes Kepper <kepper at edirom.de> wrote:

> 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:
> <facsimile>
>         <surface label="fol 3v">
>                 <graphic target="path/to/manifest.json#page17"
> type="iiif/>
>                 <zone/><!-- if you likeā€¦ -->
>         </surface>
> </facsimile>
> Like you, I'm keen to learn about better ways to do this ;-)
> jo
> > 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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