Hi Andrew,

You may want to take a look at the "DDBDP-style" apparatus in the EpiDoc
stylesheets, which does some of this for HTML title attributes on the HTML
apparatus output, meaning you get the "human readable" apparatus as a
mouseover on the apparatus entry when you hover over it (see
If you take a look at;1;5 (scroll down to the
bottom for the apparatus), you'll see this in action. The XSLT itself is
rather complex and it may well be possible to do it better, but it might
give you some ideas in any case.

All the best,

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Andrew Dunning <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear list,
> Has anyone out there written the XSLT necessary to convert TEI <subst> and
> <choice> structures into human-readable footnotes? It would be great, for
> example, to take something like this:
> t<choice><del>ool</del><add place=“above”>ext</add></choice>s
> Then render ‘texts’ in the body, with a footnote reading something to the
> effect of ‘texts _added above the line_; tools _before correction_’.
> All best,
> Andrew Dunning
> PhD Candidate
> Centre for Medieval Studies
> University of Toronto