<div>

(division) – Major structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.
Module
MEI.shared
Attributes
class, copyof, corresp, decls, facs, follows, label, n, next, precedes, prev, resp, sameas, synch, translit, type, xml:base, xml:id, xml:lang
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.
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.
decls(optional)Identifies one or more metadata elements (other than classification terms) 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.
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.
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.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
translit(optional)Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value is a NMTOKEN.
type(optional)Characterizes the textual division in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "abstract" (A summary of the content of a text as continuous prose.), "ack" (A formal declaration of acknowledgment 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.)
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.
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 is a language.
type(optional)Characterizes the textual division in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "abstract" (A summary of the content of a text as continuous prose.), "ack" (A formal declaration of acknowledgment 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.)
(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) 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.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) Language attributes common to text elements.
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 is a language.
translit(optional)Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value is a NMTOKEN.
(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) Provides attributes for elements which may be associated with particular contextual elements within the header.
decls(optional)Identifies one or more metadata elements (other than classification terms) 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.
(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.
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.
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.
decls(optional)Identifies one or more metadata elements (other than classification terms) 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.
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.
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.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
translit(optional)Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value is a NMTOKEN.
type(optional)Characterizes the textual division in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "abstract" (A summary of the content of a text as continuous prose.), "ack" (A formal declaration of acknowledgment 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.)
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.
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 is a language.
Member of
model.divLikeGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
Contained by
(MEI.text) Groups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
abbrGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
addGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
backGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
bodyGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
corrGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
damageGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
delGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
divGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
expanGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
frontGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
historyGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
lemGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
origGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
partGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
rdgGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
regGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
restoreGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
scoreGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
sectionGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
sicGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
suppliedGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
syllableGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
unclearGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
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.
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.
Metadata header component declarations.
historyProvides a container for information about the history of a resource other than the circumstances of its creation.
Neume repertoire component declarations.
syllableNeume notation can be thought of as "neumed text". Therefore, the syllable element provides high-level organization in this repertoire.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
bodyContains the whole of a single musical text, excluding any front or back matter.
div(division) – Major structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.
partAn alternative visual rendition of the score from the point of view of a particular performer (or group of performers).
scoreFull score view of the musical content.
sectionSegment of music data.
Text component declarations.
back(back matter) – Contains any appendixes, advertisements, indexes, etc. following the main body of a musical text.
front(front matter) – Bundles prefatory text found before the start of the musical text.
May Contain
sp(division) – Major structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.
(MEI.figtable) Groups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
figGroups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements used to provide a heading at the start of a text division or other markup component.
headGroups elements used to provide a heading at the start of a text division or other markup component.
(MEI.shared) Groups milestone-style elements found in text.
cbGroups milestone-style elements found in text.
colLayoutGroups milestone-style elements found in text.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that function like line beginnings.
lbGroups elements that function like line beginnings.
(MEI.shared) Groups page beginning-like elements.
pbGroups page beginning-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups block-level text elements.
(MEI.figtable) Groups table-like elements.
tableGroups table-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups paragraph-like elements.
pGroups paragraph-like elements.
(MEI.text) Groups elements that have a line-grouping function.
lgGroups elements that have a line-grouping function.
(MEI.text) Groups list-like elements.
biblListGroups list-like elements.
castListGroups list-like elements.
eventListGroups list-like elements.
listGroups list-like elements.
(MEI.text) Groups elements used to directly contain quotations.
quoteGroups elements used to directly contain quotations.
(MEI.text) Groups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
divGroups elements used to represent generic structural divisions of text.
Dramatic text component declarations.
sp(speech) – Contains an individual speech in a performance text.
Figures and tables component declarations.
fig(figure) – Groups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
tableContains text displayed in tabular form.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
biblListList of bibliographic references.
castListContains a single cast list or dramatis personae.
cb(column beginning) – An empty formatting element that forces text to begin in a new column.
colLayout(column layout) – An empty formatting element that signals the start of columnar layout.
div(division) – Major structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.
eventListContains historical information given as a sequence of significant past events.
head(heading) – Contains any heading, for example, the title of a section of text, or the heading of a list.
lb(line beginning) – An empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new line.
lg(line group) – May be used for any section of text that is organized as a group of lines; however, it is most often used for a group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit, e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.
p(paragraph) – One or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
pb(page beginning) – An empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new page.
Text component declarations.
listA formatting element that contains a series of items separated from one another and arranged in a linear, often vertical, sequence.
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.
Remarks

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

Declaration
<elementSpec ident="div" module="MEI.shared">
<desc>(division) – Major structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.</desc>
<classes>
<memberOf key="att.basic"/>
<memberOf key="att.classed"/>
<memberOf key="att.facsimile"/>
<memberOf key="att.labelled"/>
<memberOf key="att.lang"/>
<memberOf key="att.linking"/>
<memberOf key="att.metadataPointing"/>
<memberOf key="att.nNumberLike"/>
<memberOf key="att.responsibility"/>
<memberOf key="model.divLike"/>
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:ref name="model.headLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.milestoneLike.text" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:ref name="model.divLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.figureLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.textComponentLike" />
<rng:ref name="sp" />
</rng:choice>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name="model.milestoneLike.text" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
<attList>
<attDef ident="type" usage="opt">
<desc>Characterizes the textual division in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels.</desc>
<datatype>
<rng:data type="NMTOKENS"/>
</datatype>
<valList type="semi">
<valItem ident="abstract">
<desc>A summary of the content of a text as continuous prose.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="ack">
<desc>A formal declaration of acknowledgment by the author in which persons and institutions are thanked for their part in the creation of a text.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="appendix">
<desc>An ancillary self-contained section of a work, often providing additional but in some sense extra-canonical text.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="bibliography">
<desc>A list of bibliographic citations.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="colophon">
<desc>A statement appearing at the end of a book describing the conditions of its physical production.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="contents">
<desc>A table of contents, specifying the structure of a work and listing its constituents. The list element should be used to mark its structure.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="dedication">
<desc>A formal offering or dedication of a text to one or more persons or institutions by the author.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="frontispiece">
<desc>A pictorial frontispiece, possibly including some text.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="glossary">
<desc>A list of terms associated with definition texts (‘glosses’).</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="half-title">
<desc>A page containing only the title of a book — as opposed to the title page, which also lists subtitle, author, imprint and similar data.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="index">
<desc>Any form of index to the work.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="annotations">
<desc>A section in which annotations on the text are gathered together.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="preface">
<desc>A foreword or preface addressed to the reader in which the author or publisher explains the content, purpose, or origin of the text.</desc>
</valItem>
</valList>
</attDef>
</attList>
<remarks>
<p>Often, the
<gi scheme="MEI">head</gi>
sub-element identifies the
<gi scheme="MEI">div</gi>
's purpose. This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.</p>
</remarks>
</elementSpec>