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.
sp(speech) – Contains an individual speech in a performance text.
Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
abbr(abbreviation) – A generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an
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
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
restoreIndicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial
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
inaudible in the source.
Figures and tables component declarations.
figDesc(figure description) – Contains a brief prose description of the appearance or content
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
opposed to one containing data.
Metadata header component declarations.
historyProvides a container for information about the history of a resource other than the
circumstances of its creation.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for
div(division) – Major structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or
p(paragraph) – One or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
pgDesc(page description) – Contains a brief prose description of the appearance or description
of the content of a physical page.
pgFoot(page footer) – A running footer on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override
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
running header on individual pages.
pgHead2(page header 2) – A running header on the pages following the first.
titlePageContains a transcription of the title page of a text.
Text component declarations.
argumentContains a formal list or prose description of topics addressed.
epigraphContains a quotation, anonymous or attributed, appearing on a title page.
imprimaturContains a formal statement authorizing the publication of a work, sometimes required
appear on a title page or its verso.
li(list item) – Single item in a list.
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