#369 Guidelines, p. 387 - "hand 1, hand 2"


"hand refers to the agent responsible for inscribing that reading in that physical entity (scribe, author, inscriber, hand 1, hand 2);"

Comment: ""hand refers to … hand 1, hand 2" is not very informative, and "hand 1" and "hand 2" are not _kinds_ of hands, as the preceding ones are.

Suggestion: Delete "hand 1, hand 2" or substitute with "proofreader, reader".


  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2012-03-05

    Sorry, but I disagree. "Hand1" etc is there beside "scribe" precisely because the @hand attribute can be used to indicate a specific instance as well as a category of writer. It may well be that you cannot determine what function the person responsible for the distinct hand carried out, but you can detect that it is different from the other. So you will want to use a fairly vague identifier such as "hand 1". Other times, you can say with confidence this is the hand of the author or secretary.

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2012-03-05
    • status: open --> pending
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2013-04-09
    • Group: --> RED
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2013-11-09
    • status: pending --> closed-rejected
    • Priority: 5 --> 1(low)
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2013-11-09

    Agreeing with Lou, so closing as closed-rejected.


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