Hello list,


In one of our editions, the bits of text that the author deleted, marked as <del>, are not shown in the final reading text. Suppose there is also a larger text fragment that was deleted, which, as an exception, the editor wants to include in the reading text. How would you feel about encoding this as:  


<restore hand="#editor"><del> …. deleted text …. </del></restore>


The definition of <restore> says ‘restoration of text to an earlier state by cancellation of an *editorial* or authorial marking or instruction’. So to me this seems perhaps strange, but still entirely legitimate.


Any opinions? Handle this in a rend attribute perhaps?





Peter Boot ([log in to unmask])

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Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)

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