Possible Vacat


Editor marks space left uninscribed on the support, but expresses doubt as to whether this is the correct encoding.

A space should be used wherever there is an intentional space left on the support: i.e. a space that never contained text (vacat). To express uncertainty as to whether or not a vacat is actually present (as opposed to text erased or lost, say), a <certainty> element with a match corresponding to the parent element (i.e. the gap element) should be given a locus with a value of "name" (meaning the space element may not be correct).

Panciera 1991 XI.3; Sosin 2011: (vac.?)

<space quantity="5unit="character">
 <certainty match="..locus="name"/>

Responsibility for this section

  1. Scott Vanderbilt, author
  2. Charlotte Tupman, author
  3. Gabriel Bodard, author

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Date: 2016-08-03