The <lb> element can take an "ana" attribute.
The "ana" attriute takes IDREFs as its value.
> Now the central issue: link encoding and referring to an element by
> ID/IDREF mechanism.
> I'm absolutely not clear how this would work in cases like the one I
> mentioned, dittography (... the <lb> the ...), or with omitted hyphens
> (... link<lb>ing ...).
Yes an ID/IDREF mechanism can help with the above examples:
the example of dittography should be <lb ana="not"> <sic corr="">be</sic
easy to encode
so should the <seg id="part1">ex</seg> <lb ana="hyphen"> <seg
id="part2">ample</seg> <join target="part1 part2"> of the missing hyphen
<note resp="encoder" id="not">page break causes dittography</note>
<note resp="encoder"id="hyphen">missing hyphen with page break</note>
a stylesheet can be wrtten to display or hide these (or other) line breaks
and distinguish between the different types
it is a good example because of its show-and-tell quality to use in
explaining the difference between transcription and encoding.
Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
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