Lost Lines, Quantity Approximate (Circa or Range)

Where lines appear to be missing but the editor is unsure as to the precise number of lines that have been lost, this is expressed using gap, which should either be given a precision with the value "low" (to express 'circa'), or be given a range of possible lines lost using the atLeast and atMost.

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

<gap reason="lostquantity="1unit="line"
 precision="low"/>

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

()
<gap reason="lostunit="linequantity="6"
 precision="low"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: [ca.6 lines missing]

(DDbDP: bgu.1.14)
<gap reason="lostatLeast="1atMost="2"
 unit="line"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: [1-2 lines missing]

(DDbDP: o.claud.3.620)

Responsibility for this section

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

EpiDoc version: 8.20

Date: 2014-12-04