Features omitted from transcription [088]


Use of <gap> to encode explicit omissions from the transcription, and cases where silent omission is allowed


The following possible features of a text are not transcribed by the WWP. When we indicate their omitted presence, we do so using the <gap> element.

Omission indicated with <gap>:

modern handwriting which appears on the original book, including that of an editor, librarian, etc.

library call numbers

Silent omission (no <gap> tag needed):

modern handwriting that appears only on our xerox (that is, handwriting which does not appear on the original book).

printed library seals

words or images embossed on the paper; e.g. the seal of the library

smudges, foxing, dead insects, or other non-textual, non-image marks


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