Transposition 1

The weather
    The peacocks
    His meagre grasp of French
      A double-headed curved arrow from the L end of the 4th line to the L end
        of the 1st line
    The ridiculous remoteness of the site]]>

There are several methods for indicating the reordering of text in your manuscript. In this example, the transposition is merely indicated through the use of metamark; the reordered text is not transposed using markup.

In this example, the metamark points to the two lines that are being transposed, using the target attribute. The desc is used to describe both the appearance and the function of the metamark. Note that this method is purely descriptional, rather than functional, as the markup itself gives no indication that a transposition is occurring. It merely states that there is a metamark that applies to two elements.

Advanced Manuscript Encoding, slide 18 of 23