On the quetion of including a misrepresenting <l> element in the base text
to connect the apparatus to the base text:
an anchor element is available.
(anchor point) attaches an identifier to a point within a text, whether or
not it corresponds with a textual element.
> Ron Van den Branden wrote:
>> It seems missing lines should be encoded as follows:
>> <l>This is the day</l>
>> <rdg wit="#wit1">that was</rdg>
>> <rdg wit="#wit2"/>
>> But strictly speaking, this misrepresents the text structure for both
>> the base text as wit2, that don't have this particular line.
> This would be difficult to do in our case, because the apparatus is
> encoded separately from the base text, linked by the loc attribute on
> the app tag. We'd have to include an extra <l> tag in the base text just
> to provide a hook on which to hang the apparatus, and as you rightly
> say, that would be misrepresenting the structure of the base text.