6.20 Notes, End-, Foot-, and Marginal
Consider using the <note place="" target=""> ... </note> tags to enclose a note in the text. Employ the values lmargin, rmargin, bottom, inline, and end for the place attribute, and a unique value for the target attribute if you wish to key the note to its place in the text. Just before the symbol to key the one to the other, enclose any note symbol in the text (e.g., a number or letter) with the tag <notesymb id=""> ... </notesymb> and place the target attribute value for the note as the value of the id attribute of the corresponding notesymb tag.
In the following example, from the Elizabethan homilies, there are no <bkdv 3> line-number tags for the marginal notes. This is so because marginal notes share line numbers of the main text.
<bkdv3 type="line" n="133">Well of trueth. Therefore as many
ledge of holy
<bkdv3 type="line" n="134">as bee desirous to enter into the right
Consider using the tag <tt nt: lmargin> ... <tt text> (with alternate values like lmargin, nt:rmargin, nt:foot, nt:inline, and nt:end)to enclose the note. In general, enter the note where it appears in the text. Be careful how you handle lineation. Being set often in smaller type than the main text, marginal notes have a separate lineation as part of the printer's book, but they should not be given separate text-line numbers too, since they are generally keyed to the text by a symbol (a number or a letter of the alphabet) and so logically belong to the text-line in which that symbol occurs. Mark the note symbol (if any) in the text with <tt ntno> ... <tt text>.
<bkdv3 133>Well of trueth. Therefore as many
<bkdv3 134>The know
<bkdv3 135>ledge of holy
<bkdv3 136>Scripture is
<bkdv3 n=138>as bee desirous to enter into the right