This phenomenon, and the related one of "metamarks" , are amongst those
for which the working group on genetic editing proposed specific new
elements, in this case <used>
This and other proposals from the wg have been approved in principle by
the TEI Council and it is hoped will be incorporated in the next release
of the Guidelines.
But nothing wrong with using <delSpan> while you're waiting...
WISEMAN Andrew wrote:
> Dear List,
> I wonder if I may ask a question to those who are more experienced with encoding than I am. In some of the manuscripts which we are encoding the scribe either squiggles over a page or strokes it though with a diagonal slant to indicate that it has been transcribed elsewhere (sometimes noting down where it has been transcribed to). One solution (out of a few, I'm sure) could be the following but is it the best one?
> <delSpan rend="diagonalstrike" type="transcribed" spanTo="#delend> text here until end of "deletion" <anchor xml:id="delend">
> Is this on the right track or does this count as tag abuse as it isn't really a deletion in the normal sense? Also, would such encoding be hierarchically independent of <divs> so that a "deletion" can made over a few of these, for instance.
> Many thanks in anticipation of better solutions.