<figDesc>

<figDesc> (figure description) – Contains a brief prose description of the appearance or content of a graphic figure, for use when documenting an image without displaying it.
Module MEI.figtable
Attributes
@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
@translit (optional) Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.lang
@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.facsimile surface zone
MEI.figtable fig figDesc
May contain
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.lang" />
<memberOf key= " model.figDescLike" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:text/>
<rng:ref name= " model.textcomponentLike" />
<rng:ref name= " model.textphraseLike.limited" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
Remarks

Best practice suggests the use of controlled vocabulary for figure descriptions. Don't confuse this entity with a figure caption. A caption is text primarily intended for display with an illustration. It may or may not function as a description of the illustration.This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.

Constraints
Mixed content is not allowed when lg, p, quote, or table is used.
Unstructured text not allowed when lg, p, quote, or table elements are used.
<sch:rule context= "mei:figDesc[mei:lg or mei:p or mei:quote or mei:table]">
<sch:assert test= "not(*[../text()[normalize-space()]])"> Mixed content is not allowed when lg, p, quote, or table is used. </sch:assert>
<sch:assert test= "not(*[not(local-name() eq 'biblList' or local-name() eq 'castList' or local-name() eq 'lg' or local-name() eq 'list' or local-name() eq 'p' or local-name() eq 'quote' or local-name() eq 'table')])" > Unstructured text not allowed when lg, p, quote, or table elements are used. </sch:assert>
</sch:rule>

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements