<symbol>

Module
MEI.shared
Attributes
altsym, class, color, copyof, corresp, facs, follows, fontfam, fontname, fontsize, fontstyle, fontweight, glyph.auth, glyph.name, glyph.num, glyph.uri, ho, label, n, next, precedes, prev, resp, sameas, scale, startid, synch, to, type, vo, x, xml:base, xml:id, y
altsym(optional)Provides a way of pointing to a user-defined symbol. It must contain a reference to an ID of a symbolDef element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
color(optional)Used to indicate visual appearance. Do not confuse this with the musical term 'color' as used in pre-CMN notation. Value conforms to data.COLOR.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
corresp(optional)Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
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.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
fontfam(optional)Contains the name of a font-family. Value conforms to data.FONTFAMILY.
fontname(optional)Holds the name of a font. Value conforms to data.FONTNAME.
fontsize(optional)Indicates the size of a font expressed in printers' points, i.e., 1/72nd of an inch, relative terms, e.g., "small", "larger", etc., or percentage values relative to "normal" size, e.g., "125%". Value conforms to data.FONTSIZE.
fontstyle(optional)Records the style of a font, i.e, italic, oblique, or normal. Value conforms to data.FONTSTYLE.
fontweight(optional)Used to indicate bold type. Value conforms to data.FONTWEIGHT.
glyph.auth(optional)A name or label associated with the controlled vocabulary from which the value of glyph.name or glyph.num is taken. Allowed values are: "smufl" (Standard Music Font Layout.)
glyph.name(optional)Glyph name. Value is plain text.
glyph.num(optional)Numeric glyph reference in hexadecimal notation, e.g. "#xE000" or "U+E000". N.B. SMuFL version 1.18 uses the range U+E000 - U+ECBF. Value conforms to data.HEXNUM.
glyph.uri(optional)The web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary from which the value of glyph.name or glyph.num is taken. Value conforms to data.URI.
ho(optional)Records a horizontal adjustment to a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of staff interline distance; that is, in units of 1/2 the distance between adjacent staff lines. Value conforms to data.MEASUREMENTREL.
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element's position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
next(optional)Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's 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.
sameas(optional)Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
scale(optional)Scale factor to be applied to the feature to make it the desired display size. Value conforms to data.PERCENT.
startid(optional)Holds a reference to the first element in a sequence of events to which the feature applies. Value conforms to data.URI.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
to(optional)Records a timestamp adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of musical time; that is, beats. Value conforms to data.TSTAMPOFFSET.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
vo(optional)Records the vertical adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of staff interline distance; that is, in units of 1/2 the distance between adjacent staff lines. Value conforms to data.MEASUREMENTREL.
x(optional)Encodes an x coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value is a decimal number.
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.
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 is a valid xml:id.
y(optional)Encodes a y coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value is a decimal number.
(MEI.shared) Attributes common to many elements.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that form the basis of the att.common class.
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.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that uniquely identify an element.
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 is a valid xml:id.
(MEI.shared)
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that specify element-to-element relationships.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
corresp(optional)Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
next(optional)Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
sameas(optional)Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes used to supply a number-like designation for an element.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element's position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
(MEI.shared) Attributes capturing information regarding responsibility for some aspect of the text's creation, transcription, editing, or encoding.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's 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.
(MEI.shared) Attributes which can be used to classify features.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes which can be used to classify features.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.facsimile) Attributes that associate a feature corresponding with all or part of an image.
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.
(MEI.analytical) Analytical domain attributes.
(MEI.gestural) Gestural domain attributes.
(MEI.shared) Logical domain attributes.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that identify a relative starting point.
startid(optional)Holds a reference to the first element in a sequence of events to which the feature applies. Value conforms to data.URI.
(MEI.visual) Visual domain attributes.
(MEI.usersymbols) Attributes supplying pointers to user-defined symbols.
altsym(optional)Provides a way of pointing to a user-defined symbol. It must contain a reference to an ID of a symbolDef element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI.
(MEI.shared) Visual color attributes.
color(optional)Used to indicate visual appearance. Do not confuse this with the musical term 'color' as used in pre-CMN notation. Value conforms to data.COLOR.
(MEI.externalsymbols) Attributes used to associate MEI features with corresponding glyphs in an externally-defined standard such as SMuFL.
glyph.auth(optional)A name or label associated with the controlled vocabulary from which the value of glyph.name or glyph.num is taken. Allowed values are: "smufl" (Standard Music Font Layout.)
glyph.name(optional)Glyph name. Value is plain text.
glyph.num(optional)Numeric glyph reference in hexadecimal notation, e.g. "#xE000" or "U+E000". N.B. SMuFL version 1.18 uses the range U+E000 - U+ECBF. Value conforms to data.HEXNUM.
glyph.uri(optional)The web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary from which the value of glyph.name or glyph.num is taken. Value conforms to data.URI.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that describe relative size.
scale(optional)Scale factor to be applied to the feature to make it the desired display size. Value conforms to data.PERCENT.
(MEI.shared) Typographical attributes.
fontfam(optional)Contains the name of a font-family. Value conforms to data.FONTFAMILY.
fontname(optional)Holds the name of a font. Value conforms to data.FONTNAME.
fontsize(optional)Indicates the size of a font expressed in printers' points, i.e., 1/72nd of an inch, relative terms, e.g., "small", "larger", etc., or percentage values relative to "normal" size, e.g., "125%". Value conforms to data.FONTSIZE.
fontstyle(optional)Records the style of a font, i.e, italic, oblique, or normal. Value conforms to data.FONTSTYLE.
fontweight(optional)Used to indicate bold type. Value conforms to data.FONTWEIGHT.
(MEI.shared) Visual offset attributes. Some items may have their location recorded in terms of offsets from their programmatically-determined location. The ho attribute records the horizontal offset while vo records the vertical. The to attribute holds a timestamp offset, the most common use of which is as an alternative to the ho attribute.
(MEI.shared) Horizontal offset attributes.
ho(optional)Records a horizontal adjustment to a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of staff interline distance; that is, in units of 1/2 the distance between adjacent staff lines. Value conforms to data.MEASUREMENTREL.
(MEI.shared) Horizontal offset attributes specified in terms of time.
to(optional)Records a timestamp adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of musical time; that is, beats. Value conforms to data.TSTAMPOFFSET.
(MEI.shared) Vertical offset attributes.
vo(optional)Records the vertical adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of staff interline distance; that is, in units of 1/2 the distance between adjacent staff lines. Value conforms to data.MEASUREMENTREL.
(MEI.shared) Output coordinate attributes. Some elements may have their exact rendered *output* coordinates recorded. x and y attributes indicate where to place the rendered output. Recording the coordinates of a feature in a facsimile requires the use of the facs attribute.
x(optional)Encodes an x coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value is a decimal number.
y(optional)Encodes a y coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value is a decimal number.
External symbols component declarations.
glyph.auth(optional)A name or label associated with the controlled vocabulary from which the value of glyph.name or glyph.num is taken. Allowed values are: "smufl" (Standard Music Font Layout.)
glyph.name(optional)Glyph name. Value is plain text.
glyph.num(optional)Numeric glyph reference in hexadecimal notation, e.g. "#xE000" or "U+E000". N.B. SMuFL version 1.18 uses the range U+E000 - U+ECBF. Value conforms to data.HEXNUM.
glyph.uri(optional)The web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary from which the value of glyph.name or glyph.num is taken. Value conforms to data.URI.
Facsimile component declarations.
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.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
color(optional)Used to indicate visual appearance. Do not confuse this with the musical term 'color' as used in pre-CMN notation. Value conforms to data.COLOR.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
corresp(optional)Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
fontfam(optional)Contains the name of a font-family. Value conforms to data.FONTFAMILY.
fontname(optional)Holds the name of a font. Value conforms to data.FONTNAME.
fontsize(optional)Indicates the size of a font expressed in printers' points, i.e., 1/72nd of an inch, relative terms, e.g., "small", "larger", etc., or percentage values relative to "normal" size, e.g., "125%". Value conforms to data.FONTSIZE.
fontstyle(optional)Records the style of a font, i.e, italic, oblique, or normal. Value conforms to data.FONTSTYLE.
fontweight(optional)Used to indicate bold type. Value conforms to data.FONTWEIGHT.
ho(optional)Records a horizontal adjustment to a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of staff interline distance; that is, in units of 1/2 the distance between adjacent staff lines. Value conforms to data.MEASUREMENTREL.
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element's position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
next(optional)Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's 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.
sameas(optional)Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
scale(optional)Scale factor to be applied to the feature to make it the desired display size. Value conforms to data.PERCENT.
startid(optional)Holds a reference to the first element in a sequence of events to which the feature applies. Value conforms to data.URI.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
to(optional)Records a timestamp adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of musical time; that is, beats. Value conforms to data.TSTAMPOFFSET.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
vo(optional)Records the vertical adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of staff interline distance; that is, in units of 1/2 the distance between adjacent staff lines. Value conforms to data.MEASUREMENTREL.
x(optional)Encodes an x coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value is a decimal number.
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.
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 is a valid xml:id.
y(optional)Encodes a y coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value is a decimal number.
User-defined symbols component declarations.
altsym(optional)Provides a way of pointing to a user-defined symbol. It must contain a reference to an ID of a symbolDef element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI.
Member of
model.textPhraseLike.limitedGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
Contained By
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
mappingOne or more characters which are related to the parent symbol in some respect, as specified by the type attribute.
symbolDef(symbol definition) – Declaration of an individual symbol in a symbolTable.
(MEI.shared) Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
actorName of an actor appearing within a cast list.
anchoredTextContainer for text that is fixed to a particular page location, regardless of changes made to the layout of the measures around it.
arrangerA person or organization who transcribes a musical composition, usually for a different medium from that of the original; in an arrangement the musical substance remains essentially unchanged.
attaccaAn instruction to begin the next section or movement of a composition without pause.
authorThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a non-musical, literary work.
biblScope(scope of citation) – Defines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of page numbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.
bindingDesc(binding description) – Describes the present and former bindings of an item.
bracketSpanMarks a sequence of notational events grouped by a bracket.
bylineContains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page.
composerThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a musical work.
contributorNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for contributions to the intellectual content of a work, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.
cpMark(copy/colla parte mark) – A verbal or graphical indication to copy musical material written elsewhere.
creationNon-bibliographic details of the creation of an intellectual entity, in narrative form, such as the date, place, and circumstances of its composition. More detailed information may be captured within the history element.
decoDesc(decoration description) – Contains a description of the decoration of an item.
decoNote(decoration note) – Contains a description of one or more decorative features of an item.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
dedicationContains a dedicatory statement.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
desc(description) – Container for text that briefly describes the feature to which it is attached, including its intended usage, purpose, or application as appropriate.
dim(dimension) – Any single dimensional specification.
dir(directive) – An instruction expressed as a combination of text and symbols — such as segno and coda symbols, fermatas over a bar line, etc., typically above, below, or between staves, but not on the staff — that is not encoded elsewhere in more specific elements, like tempo or dynam.
distributorPerson or agency, other than a publisher, from which access (including electronic access) to a bibliographic entity may be obtained.
dynam(dynamic) – Indication of the volume of a note, phrase, or section of music.
edition(edition designation) – A word or text phrase that indicates a difference in either content or form between the item being described and a related item previously issued by the same publisher/distributor (e.g. 2nd edition, version 2.0, etc.), or simultaneously issued by either the same publisher/distributor or another publisher/distributor (e.g. large print edition, British edition, etc.).
editorThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) acting in an editorial capacity.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
f(figure) – Single element of a figured bass indication.
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.
fingfinger – An individual finger in a fingering indication.
funderNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for funding. Funders provide financial support for a project; they are distinct from sponsors, who provide intellectual support and authority.
genreTerm or terms that designate a category characterizing a particular style, form, or content.
gliss(glissando) – A continuous or sliding movement from one pitch to another, usually indicated by a straight or wavy line.
handDefines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.
harm(harmony) – An indication of harmony, e.g., chord names, tablature grids, harmonic analysis, figured bass.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
labelA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
labelAbbrA label on the pages following the first.
languageDescription of a language used in the document.
layoutDesc(layout description) – Collects layout descriptions.
librettistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of an opera, oratorio, etc.
lineA visual line that cannot be represented by a more specific; i.e., semantic, element.
lyricistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of a song.
metaMarkA graphical or textual statement with additional / explanatory information about the musical text. The textual consequences of this intervention are encoded independently via other means; that is, with elements such as <add>, <del>, etc.
octaveAn indication that a passage should be performed one or more octaves above or below its written pitch.
ornamAn element indicating an ornament that is not a mordent, turn, or trill.
perfRes(performance resource) – Name of an instrument on which a performer plays, a performer's voice range, or a standard performing ensemble designation.
pgFoot(page footer) – A running footer on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override a running footer on individual pages.
pgFoot2(page footer 2) – A running footer on the pages following the first.
pgHead(page header) – A running header on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override a running header on individual pages.
pgHead2(page header 2) – A running header on the pages following the first.
priceThe cost of access to a bibliographic item.
provenanceThe record of ownership or custodianship of an item.
pubPlace(publication place) – Name of the place where a bibliographic item was published.
publisherName of the organization responsible for the publication of a bibliographic item.
recipientThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) receiving correspondence.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
resp(responsibility) – A phrase describing the nature of intellectual responsibility.
roleName of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.
roleDesc(role description) – Describes a character's role in a drama.
scriptDesc(script description) – Contains a description of the letters or characters used in an autographic item.
sealA single seal or similar attachment.
sealDesc(seal description) – Describes the seals or similar external attachments applied to an item.
signifLetSignificantive letter(s).
soundChan(sound channels) – Reflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
speakerContains a specialized form of heading or label, giving the name of one or more speakers in a dramatic text or fragment.
sponsorNames of sponsoring individuals, organizations or institutions. Sponsors give their intellectual authority to a project; they are to be distinguished from funders, who provide the funding but do not necessarily take intellectual responsibility.
stack(stacked text) – An inline table with a single column.
stageDir(stage direction) – Contains any kind of stage direction within a dramatic text or fragment.
supportDesc(support description) – Groups elements describing the physical support material of an item.
syl(syllable) – Individual lyric syllable.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
textLang(text language) – Identifies the languages and writing systems within the work described by a bibliographic description, not the language of the description.
typeDesc(type description) – Contains a description of the typefaces or other aspects of the printing of a printed source.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
(MEI.critapp) Groups elements that may appear as part of a textual variant.
(MEI.critapp) Groups elements that may appear as part of a textual or musical variant.
lem(lemma) – Contains the lemma, or base text, of a textual variation.
rdg(reading) – Contains a single reading within a textual variation.
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements in prose.
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
abbr(abbreviation) – A generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an acronym or 2) a shorthand notation.
add(addition) – Marks an addition to the text.
corr(correction) – Contains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
damageContains an area of damage to the physical medium.
del(deletion) – Contains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
expan(expansion) – Contains the expansion of an abbreviation.
orig(original) – Contains material which is marked as following the original, rather than being normalized or corrected.
reg(regularization) – Contains material which has been regularized or normalized in some sense.
restoreIndicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial or authorial marking or instruction.
sicContains apparently incorrect or inaccurate material.
suppliedContains material supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason.
unclearContains material that cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible or inaudible in the source.
(MEI.shared) Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
addName(additional name) – Contains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.
addrLine(address line) – Single line of a postal address.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
bibl(bibliographic reference) – Provides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
captionA label which accompanies an illustration or a table.
contentItemContains a single entry within a content description element.
corpName(corporate name) – Identifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
famName(family name) – Contains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.
foreNameContains a forename, given or baptismal name.
genName(generational name component) – Contains a name component used to distinguish otherwise similar names on the basis of the relative ages or generations of the persons named.
geogFeat(geographical feature name) – Contains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogName(geographic name) – The proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
head(heading) – Contains any heading, for example, the title of a section of text, or the heading of a list.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
imprintInformation relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.
l(line of text) – Contains a single line of text within a line group.
li(list item) – Single item in a list.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
nameLink(name link) – Contains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as "van der" or "of", "from", etc.
num(number) – Numeric information in any form.
periodName(period name) – A label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persName(personal name) – Designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
q(quoted) – Contains material which is distinguished from the surrounding phrase-level text using quotation marks or a similar method. Use quote for block-level quotations.
ref(reference) – Defines a traversible reference to another location. May contain text and sub-elements that describe the destination.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
rend(render) – A formatting element indicating special visual rendering, e.g., bold or italicized, of a text word or phrase.
roleName(role name) – Contains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.
seg(arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the "text component" level.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
streetfull street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.
styleName(style name) – A label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
td(table data) – Designates a table cell that contains data as opposed to a cell that contains column or row heading information.
th(table header) – Designates a table cell containing column or row heading information as opposed to one containing data.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements which may appear as part of the paragraph content model. A paragraph may contain inline elements and all other block-level elements except itself.
epigraphContains a quotation, anonymous or attributed, appearing on a title page.
imprimaturContains a formal statement authorizing the publication of a work, sometimes required to appear on a title page or its verso.
p(paragraph) – One or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
quote(quoted material) – Contains a paragraph-like block of text attributed to an external source, normally set off from the surrounding text by spacing or other typographic distinction.
Common Music Notation (CMN) repertoire component declarations.
attaccaAn instruction to begin the next section or movement of a composition without pause.
bracketSpanMarks a sequence of notational events grouped by a bracket.
gliss(glissando) – A continuous or sliding movement from one pitch to another, usually indicated by a straight or wavy line.
octaveAn indication that a passage should be performed one or more octaves above or below its written pitch.
Critical apparatus component declarations.
lem(lemma) – Contains the lemma, or base text, of a textual variation.
rdg(reading) – Contains a single reading within a textual variation.
Dramatic text component declarations.
stageDir(stage direction) – Contains any kind of stage direction within a dramatic text or fragment.
Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
abbr(abbreviation) – A generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an acronym or 2) a shorthand notation.
add(addition) – Marks an addition to the text.
corr(correction) – Contains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
cpMark(copy/colla parte mark) – A verbal or graphical indication to copy musical material written elsewhere.
damageContains an area of damage to the physical medium.
del(deletion) – Contains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
expan(expansion) – Contains the expansion of an abbreviation.
metaMarkA graphical or textual statement with additional / explanatory information about the musical text. The textual consequences of this intervention are encoded independently via other means; that is, with elements such as <add>, <del>, etc.
orig(original) – Contains material which is marked as following the original, rather than being normalized or corrected.
reg(regularization) – Contains material which has been regularized or normalized in some sense.
restoreIndicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial or authorial marking or instruction.
sicContains apparently incorrect or inaccurate material.
suppliedContains material supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason.
unclearContains material that cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible or inaudible in the source.
Figures and tables component declarations.
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.
td(table data) – Designates a table cell that contains data as opposed to a cell that contains column or row heading information.
th(table header) – Designates a table cell containing column or row heading information as opposed to one containing data.
Fingering component declarations.
fingfinger – An individual finger in a fingering indication.
Harmony component declarations.
f(figure) – Single element of a figured bass indication.
harm(harmony) – An indication of harmony, e.g., chord names, tablature grids, harmonic analysis, figured bass.
Metadata header component declarations.
bylineContains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page.
contentItemContains a single entry within a content description element.
dedicationContains a dedicatory statement.
handDefines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.
languageDescription of a language used in the document.
perfRes(performance resource) – Name of an instrument on which a performer plays, a performer's voice range, or a standard performing ensemble designation.
priceThe cost of access to a bibliographic item.
provenanceThe record of ownership or custodianship of an item.
soundChan(sound channels) – Reflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
Manuscript description component declarations.
bindingDesc(binding description) – Describes the present and former bindings of an item.
decoDesc(decoration description) – Contains a description of the decoration of an item.
decoNote(decoration note) – Contains a description of one or more decorative features of an item.
layoutDesc(layout description) – Collects layout descriptions.
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
scriptDesc(script description) – Contains a description of the letters or characters used in an autographic item.
sealA single seal or similar attachment.
sealDesc(seal description) – Describes the seals or similar external attachments applied to an item.
supportDesc(support description) – Groups elements describing the physical support material of an item.
typeDesc(type description) – Contains a description of the typefaces or other aspects of the printing of a printed source.
Names and dates component declarations.
addName(additional name) – Contains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
corpName(corporate name) – Identifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
famName(family name) – Contains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.
foreNameContains a forename, given or baptismal name.
genName(generational name component) – Contains a name component used to distinguish otherwise similar names on the basis of the relative ages or generations of the persons named.
geogFeat(geographical feature name) – Contains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogName(geographic name) – The proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
nameLink(name link) – Contains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as "van der" or "of", "from", etc.
periodName(period name) – A label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persName(personal name) – Designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
roleName(role name) – Contains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
streetfull street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.
styleName(style name) – A label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
Neume repertoire component declarations.
signifLetSignificantive letter(s).
Pointer and reference component declarations.
ref(reference) – Defines a traversible reference to another location. May contain text and sub-elements that describe the destination.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
actorName of an actor appearing within a cast list.
addrLine(address line) – Single line of a postal address.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
arrangerA person or organization who transcribes a musical composition, usually for a different medium from that of the original; in an arrangement the musical substance remains essentially unchanged.
authorThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a non-musical, literary work.
bibl(bibliographic reference) – Provides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblScope(scope of citation) – Defines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of page numbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.
captionA label which accompanies an illustration or a table.
composerThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a musical work.
contributorNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for contributions to the intellectual content of a work, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.
creationNon-bibliographic details of the creation of an intellectual entity, in narrative form, such as the date, place, and circumstances of its composition. More detailed information may be captured within the history element.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
desc(description) – Container for text that briefly describes the feature to which it is attached, including its intended usage, purpose, or application as appropriate.
dim(dimension) – Any single dimensional specification.
dir(directive) – An instruction expressed as a combination of text and symbols — such as segno and coda symbols, fermatas over a bar line, etc., typically above, below, or between staves, but not on the staff — that is not encoded elsewhere in more specific elements, like tempo or dynam.
distributorPerson or agency, other than a publisher, from which access (including electronic access) to a bibliographic entity may be obtained.
dynam(dynamic) – Indication of the volume of a note, phrase, or section of music.
edition(edition designation) – A word or text phrase that indicates a difference in either content or form between the item being described and a related item previously issued by the same publisher/distributor (e.g. 2nd edition, version 2.0, etc.), or simultaneously issued by either the same publisher/distributor or another publisher/distributor (e.g. large print edition, British edition, etc.).
editorThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) acting in an editorial capacity.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
funderNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for funding. Funders provide financial support for a project; they are distinct from sponsors, who provide intellectual support and authority.
genreTerm or terms that designate a category characterizing a particular style, form, or content.
head(heading) – Contains any heading, for example, the title of a section of text, or the heading of a list.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
imprintInformation relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.
labelA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
labelAbbrA label on the pages following the first.
librettistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of an opera, oratorio, etc.
lyricistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of a song.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
num(number) – Numeric information in any form.
ornamAn element indicating an ornament that is not a mordent, turn, or trill.
p(paragraph) – One or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
pgFoot(page footer) – A running footer on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override a running footer on individual pages.
pgFoot2(page footer 2) – A running footer on the pages following the first.
pgHead(page header) – A running header on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override a running header on individual pages.
pgHead2(page header 2) – A running header on the pages following the first.
pubPlace(publication place) – Name of the place where a bibliographic item was published.
publisherName of the organization responsible for the publication of a bibliographic item.
recipientThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) receiving correspondence.
rend(render) – A formatting element indicating special visual rendering, e.g., bold or italicized, of a text word or phrase.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
resp(responsibility) – A phrase describing the nature of intellectual responsibility.
roleName of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.
roleDesc(role description) – Describes a character's role in a drama.
speakerContains a specialized form of heading or label, giving the name of one or more speakers in a dramatic text or fragment.
sponsorNames of sponsoring individuals, organizations or institutions. Sponsors give their intellectual authority to a project; they are to be distinguished from funders, who provide the funding but do not necessarily take intellectual responsibility.
stack(stacked text) – An inline table with a single column.
syl(syllable) – Individual lyric syllable.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
textLang(text language) – Identifies the languages and writing systems within the work described by a bibliographic description, not the language of the description.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
Text component declarations.
epigraphContains a quotation, anonymous or attributed, appearing on a title page.
imprimaturContains a formal statement authorizing the publication of a work, sometimes required to appear on a title page or its verso.
l(line of text) – Contains a single line of text within a line group.
li(list item) – Single item in a list.
q(quoted) – Contains material which is distinguished from the surrounding phrase-level text using quotation marks or a similar method. Use quote for block-level quotations.
quote(quoted material) – Contains a paragraph-like block of text attributed to an external source, normally set off from the surrounding text by spacing or other typographic distinction.
seg(arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the "text component" level.
User-defined symbols component declarations.
anchoredTextContainer for text that is fixed to a particular page location, regardless of changes made to the layout of the measures around it.
lineA visual line that cannot be represented by a more specific; i.e., semantic, element.
mappingOne or more characters which are related to the parent symbol in some respect, as specified by the type attribute.
symbolDef(symbol definition) – Declaration of an individual symbol in a symbolTable.
May Contain
(<symbol> may not have child elements)
Remarks

The starting point, e.g. "hotspot", of the symbol may be identified in absolute output coordinate terms using the x and y attributes or relative to another element using the startid attribute. Attributes in the att.visualOffset class may be used to record horizontal, vertical, or time offsets from the absolute coordinates or from the location of the referenced element. The altsym attribute must contain the id of a symbolDef element. The scale attribute indicates that the printed output must be scaled by the specified percentage.

Constraints

In the symbolDef context, symbol must have either a startid attribute or x and y attributes.
In the symbolDef context, symbol must have one of the following attributes: altsym, glyph.name, or glyph.num.

Declaration
<elementSpec ident="symbol" module="MEI.shared">
<desc>A reference to a previously defined symbol.</desc>
<classes>
<memberOf key="att.common"/>
<memberOf key="att.facsimile"/>
<memberOf key="att.symbol.anl"/>
<memberOf key="att.symbol.ges"/>
<memberOf key="att.symbol.log"/>
<memberOf key="att.symbol.vis"/>
</classes>
<content>
<rng:empty/>
</content>
<constraintSpec ident="symbolDef_symbol_attributes_required" scheme="isoschematron">
<constraint>
<sch:rule context="mei:symbol[ancestor::mei:symbolDef]">
<sch:assert test="@startid or (@x and @y)">In the symbolDef context, symbol must have either a startid attribute or x and y attributes.</sch:assert>
<sch:assert test="@altsym or @glyph.name or @glyph.num">In the symbolDef context, symbol must have one of the following attributes: altsym, glyph.name, or glyph.num.</sch:assert>
</sch:rule>
</constraint>
</constraintSpec>
<remarks>
<p>The starting point, e.g. "hotspot", of the symbol may be identified in absolute output coordinate terms using the <att>x</att> and <att>y</att> attributes or relative to another element using the <att>startid</att> attribute. Attributes in the att.visualOffset class may be used to record horizontal, vertical, or time offsets from the absolute coordinates or from the location of the referenced element. The <att>altsym</att> attribute must contain the id of a <gi scheme="MEI">symbolDef</gi> element. The <att>scale</att> attribute indicates that the printed output must be scaled by the specified percentage.</p>
</remarks>
</elementSpec>