The preceding/following pb method does indeed do the job for some classes of text.

The problem with this type of method is that a) its really quite inefficient, and b) it does not deal with the markup like


which is not uncommon. As ever, the TEI is hoist on the petard of the descriptive generosity of its markup…..
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