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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. 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 .

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