The WWP encodes two forms of title in our TEI headers: the title of the electronic file, and the title of the source. Since our encoded documents are editions of existing source documents, the title of the electronic file is closely based on the source title.
The title of the electronic text is encoded in the <title> field in the <titleStmt>. This title consists of the document title from the original title page, with regularized spelling and modern title capitalization, shortened if the original is very long, and followed by the publication date of the original. This is the title that appears in the WWP’s published tables of contents and text lists; its format matches that of library catalogues.
The full title of the source text is encoded within the <sourceDesc>, with original spelling but “low” capitalization (i.e. no capitals except proper nouns). This is the title that appears in the source documentation and can be used to identify the source (together with the other facts of publication); its format matches that of standard reference sources such as the Short Title Catalogue.