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.
Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
abbrA generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an acronym
or 2) a shorthand notation.
addMarks an addition to the text.
corrContains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
damageContains an area of damage to the physical medium.
delContains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as
superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
expanContains the expansion of an abbreviation.
origContains material which is marked as following the original, rather than
being normalized or corrected.
regContains 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.
figDescContains a brief prose description of the appearance or content of
a graphic figure, for use when documenting an image without displaying it.
tdDesignates a table cell that contains data as opposed to a cell that
contains column or row heading information.
thDesignates a table cell containing column or row heading information as
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.
annotProvides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an
divMajor structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or
eventContains a free-text event description.
pOne or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
pgDescContains a brief prose description of the appearance or description
of the content of a physical page.
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.
quoteContains a paragraph-like block of text attributed to an external
source, normally set off from the surrounding text by spacing or other typographic