Three asterisks in rectangular brackets are usually used to indicate a gap of any size in a text: [***].
To insert one of these gaps we use the
<gap/>tag, always within the corresponding tag:
<gap extent="aliquot versuum" reason="lost"/> <l n="456"><gap/></l>
If the extent of the laguna can be indicated, the
@extentattribute is used. We will use the term that appears in the reference edition.
The same applies to the optional
@reasonattribute, but this time the definition should preferably be in English: lost, illegible, etc.
When the gap has been added by our reference edition, but does not appear in the editorial tradition, the syntax is as follows:
<supplied><gap extent="duo versus"/></supplied>
The display on the screen in this case is .