(physical description) – Container for information about the appearance, construction, or handling of physical materials, such as their dimension, quantity, color, style, and technique of creation.
Module MEI.header
@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
@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
@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
Member of
Contained by
May contain
<memberOf key="att.common"/>
<memberOf key="att.bibl"/>
<rng:ref name="model.pLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.physDescPart" />

Dedicatory text and title page features may also be encoded here when they are not transcribed as part of the front or back matter; i.e., when they are considered to be meta-data rather than a transcription.This element is modelled on an element in the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard.