Validation Information:

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Contained by:,<add>|<date>|<del>|<head>|<hi>|<l>|<metamark>|<note>|<num>|<p>|<restore>|<seg>|<sic>|<speaker>|<stage>|<stamp>|<unclear>

May contain:,<add>|<anchor/>|<choice>|<date>|<del>|<delSpan/>|<floatingText>|<hi>|<lb/>|<lg>|<metamark>|<note>|<num>|<pb/>|<restore>|<seg>|<sic>|<stage>|<stamp>|<unclear>

What is it?

The <del> tag marks text that has been deleted in the by the author (scribe, proofreader, editor, etc.)


We distinguish 4 different types of deletions:

  1. crossed out text (type="crossedOut"),
  2. overwritten text (type="overwritten"),
  3. instant corrections (type="instantcorrection")
  4. and text that was marked for deletion by underlining (type="underlined").

The @hand attribute indicates the author of the addition. At the moment we distinguish between three different hands:

  1. handwritten deletions marked by Samuel Beckett (hand="#SB"),
  2. typewritten deletions marked by anyone – including Samuel Beckett (hand="#typist"),
  3. handwritten deletions not marked by Samuel Beckett (hand="#unknown").

Please remember to start each @hand value with a hashtag (see: 'Special Case: xml:id'). For those rare cases where a handwritten deletion was not marked by Samuel Beckett and you do know who wrote it, start the value with a hashtag, followed by that person's initials. Make sure you also leave a <!--VINCENT: --> comment (see: <note>) that mentions that person's full name, so we can easily find it and declare it in the <teiHeader>.

The @rend attribute indicates the writing tool used to mark the deletion. At the moment we distinguish between 5 different writing tool renditions:

  1. additions made in blue ink (rend="blue ink"),
  2. additions made in black ink (rend="black ink"),
  3. additions made in ink darker than blue, but lighter than black: (rend="blueblack ink"),
  4. additions made in red ink (rend="red ink")
  5. supralinear made using a pencil (rend="pencil")

The 'ink' in these cases can both be a pen's ink, or a typewriter's ink ribbon.

The @resp attribute indicates the person responsible for the deletion's transcription, and its value consists of a hashtag (#), followed by the transcriber's initials. Please use your own initials when transcribing a text, or correcting someone else's tags.


For the <del> tag, the @type, @hand, @rend, and @resp attributes are obligatory.

For example:


<del type="crossedOut" hand="#SB" rend="pencil" resp="#DVH"></del>[/xml]