(division) – Major structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.
Module MEI.shared
@decls(optional)Identifies one or more metadata elements within the header, which are understood to apply to the element bearing this attribute and its content. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces. att.declaring
@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
@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
@subtype(optional)Provide any sub-classification for the element, additional to that given by its type attribute. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. div
@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: "abstract" (A summary of the content of a text as continuous prose.), "ack" (A formal declaration of acknowledgement by the author in which persons and institutions are thanked for their part in the creation of a text.), "appendix" (An ancillary self-contained section of a work, often providing additional but in some sense extra-canonical text.), "bibliography" (A list of bibliographic citations.), "colophon" (A statement appearing at the end of a book describing the conditions of its physical production.), "contents" (A table of contents, specifying the structure of a work and listing its constituents. The list element should be used to mark its structure.), "dedication" (A formal offering or dedication of a text to one or more persons or institutions by the author.), "frontispiece" (A pictorial frontispiece, possibly including some text.), "glossary" (A list of terms associated with definition texts (‘glosses’).), "half-title" (A page containing only the title of a book — as opposed to the title page, which also lists subtitle, author, imprint and similar data.), "index" (Any form of index to the work.), "annotations" (A section in which annotations on the text are gathered together.), "preface" (A foreword or preface addressed to the reader in which the author or publisher explains the content, purpose, or origin of the text.)div
@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.critapplem rdg
MEI.textback front
May contain
MEI.textlg list quote
<memberOf key="att.common"/>
<memberOf key="att.declaring"/>
<memberOf key="att.facsimile"/>
<memberOf key="att.lang"/>
<memberOf key="model.divLike"/>
<rng:ref name="model.headLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.milestoneLike.text" />
<rng:ref name="model.divLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.textcomponentLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.milestoneLike.text" />

Often, the head sub-element identifies the div's purpose. This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.