<name>

<name> Proper noun or noun phrase.
Module MEI.shared
Attributes
@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
@authURI (optional) The web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary from which the value is taken. Value conforms to data.URI . att.authorized
@authority (optional) A name or label associated with the controlled vocabulary from which the value is taken. Value of datatype string. att.authorized
@cert (optional) Signifies the degree of certainty or precision associated with a feature. Value conforms to data.CERTAINTY . att.evidence
@codedval (optional) a value that represents or identifies the element content. May serve as a primary key in a web-accessible database identified by the authURI attribute. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces. att.canonical
@enddate (optional) Contains the end point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE . att.datable
@evidence (optional) Indicates the nature of the evidence supporting the reliability or accuracy of the intervention or interpretation. Suggested values include: 'internal', 'external', 'conjecture'. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.evidence
@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
@isodate (optional) Provides the value of a textual date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE . att.datable
@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
@nonfiling (optional) Holds the number of initial characters (such as those constituing an article or preposition) that should not be used for sorting a title or name. Value of datatype positiveInteger. att.filing
@notafter (optional) Contains an upper boundary for an uncertain date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE . att.datable
@notbefore (optional) Contains a lower boundary, in standard ISO form, for an uncertain date. Value conforms to data.ISODATE . att.datable
@nymref (optional) Used to record a pointer to the regularized form of the name elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI . att.name
@resp (optional) Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's creation, transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.responsibility
@role (optional) Used to specify further information about the entity referenced by this name, for example, the occupation of a person or the status of a place. Use a standard value whenever possible. Value is plain text. att.name
@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
@startdate (optional) Contains the starting point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE . att.datable
@subtype (optional) Provides any sub-classification for the element, additional to that given by its type attribute. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. name
@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. Allowed values are: " person" (A personal name.), " corporation" (Name of a corporate body.), " location" (Name of a location.), " process" (Name of a process or software application.), " style" (Name of a musical style; i.e., form, genre, technique, etc.), " time" (Name of a period of time.) name
@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
May contain
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.bibl" />
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.edit" />
<memberOf key= " att.facsimile" />
<memberOf key= " att.lang" />
<memberOf key= " att.name" />
<memberOf key= " model.eventPart" />
<memberOf key= " model.nameLike" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:text/>
<rng:ref name= " model.textphraseLike" />
<rng:ref name= " model.editLike" />
<rng:ref name= " model.transcriptionLike" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
Remarks

Contains the name of an entity that is difficult to tag more specifically, for example, as a corpName, geogName, persName, or title. The name element may be used in place of the more specific elements when it is not known what kind of name is being described or when a high degree of precision is not necessary. For example, the name element might be used when it is not clear whether the name "Bach" refers to a person or a geographic feature. The name element may be used for an individual, such as 'Henry VIII, King of England'; a corporate body, such as 'The Beatles'; a geographical place; an expanse of time, such as 'The Romantic Era'; or a mechanical (often generative) process. When name parts are needed, name sub-elements are recommended. The recommended values for the type attribute are: person, corporation, location, period, and process. Dates associated with the name (not necessarily the same as those pertaining to the entity described by the name) may be recorded using startdate, enddate, notbefore, notafter, and isodate attributes. The name of the list from which a controlled value is taken, such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) or Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF), and its electronically-available location may be recorded using the authority and authURI attributes.This element is modelled on an element in the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard.

Constraints
Recommended practice is to use name elements to capture sub-parts of a generic name.
<sch:rule context= "mei:name">
<sch:assert role= "warning" test= "not(mei:geogName or mei:persName or mei:corpName)"> Recommended practice is to use name elements to capture sub-parts of a generic name. </sch:assert>
</sch:rule>

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements