<desc> (description) – Container for text that briefly describes the feature to which it is attached, including its intended usage, purpose, or application as appropriate.
Module MEI.shared
@facs (optional) Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.facsimile
@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
@source (optional) Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a <source> element located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.source
@subtype (optional) Provide any sub-classification for the element, additional to that given by its type attribute. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.typed
@translit (optional) Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.lang
@type (optional) Characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.typed
@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
@xml:lang (optional) Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value of datatype language. att.lang
Member of
Contained by
MEI.shared desc event name
May contain
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.facsimile" />
<memberOf key= " att.lang" />
<memberOf key= " att.source" />
<memberOf key= " att.typed" />
<memberOf key= " model.descLike" />
<memberOf key= " model.eventPart" />
<rng:ref name= " model.textphraseLike.limited" />
<rng:ref name= " model.editLike" />
<rng:ref name= " model.transcriptionLike" />

This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements