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I think you may end up wanting <note> and <locus> inside
<dimensions>, but certainly poke at the use of the @precision,
@scope, @atLeast, @atMost, @min, @max, and @confidence attributes of
<dimensions> first. My bet is that describing variability with @min,
@max, and perhaps @confidence is likely to be sufficient; but that
because this isn't really what @scope was designed for, it may be
difficult (or abusive) to use it to express what portion of the
manuscript a particular <dimensions> applies to.

> How would people go about encoding the dimensions of a manuscript
> or other object where the dimensions (either leaf or written space)
> vary between different sections of the manuscript? And/or, where a
> significant fact about those dimensions should be recorded (e.g.
> that the leaves have been sigificantly cropped by a binder). I
> should say that we are using <dimensions> not <measure> to record
> these dimensions. The obvious solution seems to be to allow <locus>
> and <note> inside <dimensions>, and I would like to create a ticket
> for this, but I'd like to see if people have any other suggestions
> before I do this!