Illegible Lines, Quantity Approximate (Circa or Range)

Where vestiges of lines remain, but they cannot be recognised and their quantity is approximate, they should be placed in a gap and given a reason with a value of "illegible", and either an attribute of precision with the value "low" (to express 'circa'), or a range of possible lines lost using atLeast and atMost.

Panciera 1991 VIII.5; Sosin 2011: [- - - - - -]

<gap reason="illegiblequantity="1"
 unit="lineprecision="low"/>

()
<gap reason="illegibleatLeast="3"
 atMost="5unit="line"/>

()
<gap reason="illegiblequantity="4"
 unit="lineprecision="low">

 <desc>vestiges</desc>
</gap>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: Traces ca.4 lines

(DDbDP: o.heid..490)
<gap reason="illegibleatLeast="2"
 atMost="3unit="line">

 <desc>vestiges</desc>
</gap>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: Traces 2-3 lines

(DDbDP: bgu.3.916)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Scott Vanderbilt, author
  2. Charlotte Tupman, author

EpiDoc version: 8.20

Date: 2014-12-04