What about the recently discussed <space> element?
<space extent="4 lines"/>
Unfortunately, in P4 <space> cannot occur within <div> and I suspect from
your description that the blank lines are considered as interparagraph
It could be wrapped in <ab>.
(anonymous block) contains any arbitrary component-level unit of text,
acting as an anonymous container for phrase or inter level elements
analogous to, but without the semantic baggage of, a paragraph.
Others may have thoughs as to whether this constitues tag abuse.
> I am encoding a set of World War II era memoirs. The document is
> handwritten with single-spaced lines, but the original author occasionally
> left 2 or 3 blank lines between paragraphs. In some places he added a date
> in this blank space, then began a new paragraph. Quite often, though, he
> left only a blank lines. Some of these spaces seem to have been added to
> indicate a time transition, others for no apparent reason. No doubt I'm
> missing the obvious, but I've searched the guidelines and can't find a tag
> that seems appropriate for such blank lines that occur between paragraphs.
> Please tell me how to tag these or which section of the guidelines addresses
> this sort of blank space.
> Thanks for your help.
Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
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