<handShift> (handwriting shift) marks the beginning of a sequence of text written in a new hand, or the beginning of a scribal stint. [ Document Hands]
newindicates a handNote element describing the hand concerned.
Status Recommended
Datatype teidata.pointer

This attribute serves the same function as the hand attribute provided for those elements which are members of the att.transcriptional class. It may be renamed at a subsequent major release.

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May containEmpty element

The handShift element may be used either to denote a shift in the document hand (as from one scribe to another, on one writing style to another). Or, it may indicate a shift within a document hand, as a change of writing style, character or ink. Like other milestone elements, it should appear at the point of transition from some other state to the state which it describes.

<l>When wolde the cat dwelle in his ynne</l>
<handShift medium="greenish-ink"/>
<l>And if the cattes skynne be slyk <handShift medium="black-ink"/> and gaye</l>
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Schema Declaration
element handShift
   attribute new { teidata.pointer }?,