<abbr> and <expan>

<abbr> and <expan>: children of <choice> as currently defined by TEI. <abbr> describes the appearance of an abbreviation before it has been expanded. <expan> presents the reading after the abbreviation has been resolved. For examples of use see http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/examples-abbr.html. Since it is the policy of the CCL that all abbreviations be expanded silently, these tags should rarely be used, except perhaps in cases where the abbreviation is ambiguous.

<expan> can take the attributes @resp and @cert. @cert (with values “low”, “high”) can be used to indicate the certainty or uncertainty in the transcriber’s mind of a resolved abbreviation. @resp could conceivably be used if someone other than the initial transcriber later resolves an abbreviation which had escaped the initial transcriber.