Markup of Markup

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Occasionally, you will want to be able to encode instances of handwritten markup (such as editorial marks). These are encoded using the element metamark This element allows you to acknowledge that certain characters in the text serve as markup themselves. The examples here use metamarks to represent deletions, but we can also use them to represent additions. So if an author wanted a certain to insert a section and used a carrot to indicate where it belongs, we could use: <metamark>^</metamark>. Additionally, if the author wrote in numbers to indicate a change in the ordering of lines or paragraphs, those numbers could also be recorded with metamark

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