<classification> Groups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
Module MEI.header
@analog (optional) Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value of datatype string. att.bibl
@data (optional) Used to link metadata elements to one or more data-containing elements. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.datapointing
@label (optional) Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@n (optional) Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token . att.common
@xml:base (optional) Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI . att.commonPart
@xml:id (optional) Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value of datatype ID. att.id
Member of
Contained by
MEI.frbr expression item
MEI.header source work
May contain
MEI.header classCode termList
MEI.shared head
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.bibl" />
<memberOf key= " att.datapointing" />
<rng:ref name= " model.headLike" />
<rng:ref name= " classCode" />
<rng:ref name= " termList" />

Although the use of names and terms from locally controlled vocabularies is possible, best practice suggests that terms should come from standard national or international vocabularies whenever they are available in order to enable searches in systems that include multiple MEI documents, or MEI documents and bibliographic records from many institutions.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements