<gap> Indicates a point where material has been omitted in a transcription, whether as part of sampling practice or for editorial reasons described in the MEI header.
Module MEI.edittrans
@cert (optional) Signifies the degree of certainty or precision associated with a feature. Value conforms to data.CERTAINTY . att.evidence
@evidence (optional) Indicates the nature of the evidence supporting the reliability or accuracy of the intervention or interpretation. Suggested values include: 'internal', 'external', 'conjecture'. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.evidence
@extent (optional) Indicates the extent of damage or omission. Value of datatype string. att.extent
@hand (optional) Signifies the hand responsible for an action. The value must be the ID of a <hand> element declared in the header. Value conforms to data.URI . att.handident
@label (optional) Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@n (optional) Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token . att.common
@reason (optional) Holds a short phrase describing the reason for missing textual material (gap), why material is supplied (supplied), or why transcription is difficult (unclear). Value of datatype string. att.reasonident
@resp (optional) Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's creation, transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.responsibility
@source (optional) Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a <source> element located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.source
@unit (optional) Indicates the unit of measurement. Allowed values are: " byte" (Byte.), " char" (Character.), " cm" (Centimeter.), " in" (Inch.), " issue" (Serial issue.), " mm" (Millimeter.), " page" (Page.), " pc" (Pica.), " pt" (Point.), " px" (Pixel.), " record" (Record.), " vol" (Serial volume.), " vu" (MEI virtual unit.) att.measurement
@xml:base (optional) Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI . att.commonPart
@xml:id (optional) Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value of datatype ID. att.id
Member of
Contained by
May contain
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.edit" />
<memberOf key= " att.extent" />
<memberOf key= " att.handident" />
<memberOf key= " att.reasonident" />
<memberOf key= " att.measurement" />
<memberOf key= " model.transcriptionLike" />

When material is omitted because it is illegible or inaudible, unclear should be used instead. Similarly, use damage if the omission is due to damage and del if the omission is because the material is marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector. An indication of how much material has been omitted from the transcription may be recorded in the extent attribute. The unit attribute names the unit used for describing the extent of the gap. The reason attribute gives the reason for omission. Sample values include 'sampling', 'irrelevant', 'cancelled'. The resp attribute contains an ID reference to an element containing the name of the editor, transcriber or encoder responsible for the decision not to provide any transcription of the material and hence the application of the gap tag. The hand attribute signifies the hand which made the deletion in the case of text omitted from the transcription because of deliberate deletion by an identifiable hand. The cert attribute signifies the degree of certainty ascribed to the identification of the extent of the missing material.This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

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