|Marks the beginning of a passage written in a new hand, or of a change in the scribe, writing style, ink or character of the document hand.|
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The character attribute describes characteristics of the hand, particularly those related to the quality of the writing, e.g., 'shaky', 'thick', regular'. A description of the tint or type of ink, e.g. 'brown' or the writing medium, e.g. 'pencil', may be placed in the medium attribute. The new hand may be identified using the new attribute, while the previous hand may be recorded in the old attribute. The resp attribute contains an ID reference to an element containing the name of the editor or transcriber responsible for identifying the change of hand. The cert attribute signifies the degree of certainty ascribed to the identification of the new hand.This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.
@new attribute should have content.
The value in @new should correspond to the @xml:id attribute of a hand element.
@old attribute should have content.
The value in @old should correspond to the @xml:id attribute of a hand element.