Lines Possibly Lost / Text Possibly Breaks

Where lines are possibly lost or the text possibly breaks, gap should be used. To express uncertainty as to whether or not a line is actually present, a <certainty> element with a match corresponding to the parent element (i.e. gap) should be given a locus with a value of "name".

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<gap
  reason="lost"
  extent="unknown"
  unit="line">

 <certainty match="..locus="name"/>
</gap>
()
<gap
  reason="lost"
  extent="unknown"
  unit="line">

 <certainty match="..locus="name"/>
</gap>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: [·· ? ··?]

(IRT: 289)
<gap
  reason="lost"
  extent="unknown"
  unit="line">

 <certainty match="..locus="name"/>
</gap>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style:

    -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --(?)

(DDbDP: chla.4.249)

Responsibility for this section

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

EpiDoc version: 8.19

Date: 2014-07-31