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.

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

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

()
<gap
  reason="lost"
  unit="line"
  quantity="6"
  precision="low"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: [ - - - - - - - - - - ]

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

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: [. 1-2.]

(DDbDP: o.claud.3.620)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Scott Vanderbilt, author
  2. Charlotte Tupman, author
Date: 2014-02-09