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Module
MEI.shared
Attributes
analog, auth, auth.uri, cert, class, codedval, copyof, corresp, enddate, evidence, facs, follows, isodate, label, n, next, nonfiling, notafter, notbefore, nymref, precedes, prev, resp, role, sameas, source, startdate, synch, translit, type, xml:base, xml:id, xml:lang
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
auth(optional)A name or label associated with a controlled vocabulary or other authoritative source for this element or its content. Value is plain text.
auth.uri(optional)A web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary or other authoritative source of identification or definition for this element or its content. This attribute may contain a complete URI or a partial URI which is completed by the value of the codedval attribute. Value conforms to data.URI.
cert(optional)Signifies the degree of certainty or precision associated with a feature. Value conforms to data.CERTAINTY.
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.
codedval(optional)A value that represents or identifies other data. Often, it is a primary key in the database or a unique value in the coded list identified by the auth or auth.uri attributes. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, 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.
enddate(optional)Contains the end point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
evidence(optional)Indicates the nature of the evidence supporting the reliability or accuracy of the intervention or interpretation. Allowed values are: "internal" (There is evidence within the document to support the intervention.), "external" (There is evidence outside the document to support the intervention.), "conjecture" (The assertion has been made by the editor, cataloguer, or scholar on the basis of their expertise.)
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.
isodate(optional)Provides the value of a textual date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
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.
nonfiling(optional)Holds the number of initial characters (such as those constituting an article or preposition) that should not be used for sorting a title or name. Value is a positive integer.
notafter(optional)Contains an upper boundary for an uncertain date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
notbefore(optional)Contains a lower boundary, in standard ISO form, for an uncertain date. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
nymref(optional)Used to record a pointer to the regularized form of the name elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI.
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.
role(optional)Used to specify further information about the entity referenced by this name, for example, the occupation of a person or the status of a place. Value is plain text.
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.
source(optional)Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a source or manifestationelement located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
startdate(optional)Contains the starting point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
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 name in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "person" (A personal name.), "corporation" (Name of a corporate body.), "location" (Name of a location.), "process" (Name of a process or software application.), "style" (Name of a musical style; i.e., form, genre, technique, etc.), "time" (Name of a period of time.)
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 name in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "person" (A personal name.), "corporation" (Name of a corporate body.), "location" (Name of a location.), "process" (Name of a process or software application.), "style" (Name of a musical style; i.e., form, genre, technique, etc.), "time" (Name of a period of time.)
(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) Bibliographic attributes.
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
(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.edittrans) Attributes describing the nature of an encoded scholarly intervention or interpretation.
(MEI.shared) Attributes common to elements that may refer to a source.
source(optional)Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a source or manifestationelement located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes describing the support for and the certainty of an assertion.
cert(optional)Signifies the degree of certainty or precision associated with a feature. Value conforms to data.CERTAINTY.
evidence(optional)Indicates the nature of the evidence supporting the reliability or accuracy of the intervention or interpretation. Allowed values are: "internal" (There is evidence within the document to support the intervention.), "external" (There is evidence outside the document to support the intervention.), "conjecture" (The assertion has been made by the editor, cataloguer, or scholar on the basis of their expertise.)
(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) Attributes shared by names.
nymref(optional)Used to record a pointer to the regularized form of the name elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI.
role(optional)Used to specify further information about the entity referenced by this name, for example, the occupation of a person or the status of a place. Value is plain text.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that describe the source of a controlled value.
auth(optional)A name or label associated with a controlled vocabulary or other authoritative source for this element or its content. Value is plain text.
auth.uri(optional)A web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary or other authoritative source of identification or definition for this element or its content. This attribute may contain a complete URI or a partial URI which is completed by the value of the codedval attribute. Value conforms to data.URI.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that can be used to associate a representation such as a name or title with canonical information about the object being named or referenced.
codedval(optional)A value that represents or identifies other data. Often, it is a primary key in the database or a unique value in the coded list identified by the auth or auth.uri attributes. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes common to dates.
enddate(optional)Contains the end point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
isodate(optional)Provides the value of a textual date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
notafter(optional)Contains an upper boundary for an uncertain date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
notbefore(optional)Contains a lower boundary, in standard ISO form, for an uncertain date. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
startdate(optional)Contains the starting point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that deal with string filing characteristics.
nonfiling(optional)Holds the number of initial characters (such as those constituting an article or preposition) that should not be used for sorting a title or name. Value is a positive integer.
(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.
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
auth(optional)A name or label associated with a controlled vocabulary or other authoritative source for this element or its content. Value is plain text.
auth.uri(optional)A web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary or other authoritative source of identification or definition for this element or its content. This attribute may contain a complete URI or a partial URI which is completed by the value of the codedval attribute. Value conforms to data.URI.
cert(optional)Signifies the degree of certainty or precision associated with a feature. Value conforms to data.CERTAINTY.
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.
codedval(optional)A value that represents or identifies other data. Often, it is a primary key in the database or a unique value in the coded list identified by the auth or auth.uri attributes. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, 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.
enddate(optional)Contains the end point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
evidence(optional)Indicates the nature of the evidence supporting the reliability or accuracy of the intervention or interpretation. Allowed values are: "internal" (There is evidence within the document to support the intervention.), "external" (There is evidence outside the document to support the intervention.), "conjecture" (The assertion has been made by the editor, cataloguer, or scholar on the basis of their expertise.)
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.
isodate(optional)Provides the value of a textual date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
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.
nonfiling(optional)Holds the number of initial characters (such as those constituting an article or preposition) that should not be used for sorting a title or name. Value is a positive integer.
notafter(optional)Contains an upper boundary for an uncertain date in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
notbefore(optional)Contains a lower boundary, in standard ISO form, for an uncertain date. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
nymref(optional)Used to record a pointer to the regularized form of the name elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI.
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.
role(optional)Used to specify further information about the entity referenced by this name, for example, the occupation of a person or the status of a place. Value is plain text.
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.
source(optional)Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a source or manifestationelement located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
startdate(optional)Contains the starting point of a date range in standard ISO form. Value conforms to data.ISODATE.
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 name in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "person" (A personal name.), "corporation" (Name of a corporate body.), "location" (Name of a location.), "process" (Name of a process or software application.), "style" (Name of a musical style; i.e., form, genre, technique, etc.), "time" (Name of a period of time.)
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.eventPartGroups elements that may be used to provide a structured description of an event.
model.nameLikeGroups elements that contain names.
Contained by
applicationProper noun or noun phrase.
eventListProper noun or noun phrase.
respStmtProper noun or noun phrase.
(MEI.header) Groups elements that may be used to provide a structured description of an event.
eventGroups elements that may be used to provide a structured description of an event.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that contain names.
(MEI.shared) Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
actorGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
anchoredTextGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
arrangerGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
attaccaGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
authorGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
biblScopeGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
bindingDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
bracketSpanGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
bylineGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
composerGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
contributorGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
cpMarkGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
creationGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
decoDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
decoNoteGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dedicateeGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dedicationGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
depthGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
descGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dimGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dirGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
distributorGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dynamGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
editionGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
editorGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
extentGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
fGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
figDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
fingGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
funderGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
genreGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
glissGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
handGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
harmGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
heightGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
labelGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
labelAbbrGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
languageGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
layoutDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
librettistGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
lineGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
lyricistGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
octaveGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
ornamGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
perfResGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
pgFootGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
pgFoot2Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
pgHeadGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
pgHead2Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
priceGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
provenanceGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
pubPlaceGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
publisherGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
recipientGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
repositoryGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
respGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
roleGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
roleDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
scriptDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
sealGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
sealDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
signifLetGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
soundChanGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
speakerGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
sponsorGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
stackGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
stageDirGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
supportDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
sylGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
tempoGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
termGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
textLangGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
typeDescGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
widthGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
(MEI.critapp) Groups elements that may appear as part of a textual variant.
(MEI.critapp) Groups elements that may appear as part of a textual or musical variant.
lemGroups elements that may appear as part of a textual or musical variant.
rdgGroups elements that may appear as part of a textual or musical variant.
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements in prose.
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
abbrGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
addGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
corrGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
damageGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
delGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
expanGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
origGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
regGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
restoreGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
sicGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
suppliedGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
unclearGroups elements that may appear as part of editorial and transcription elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
addNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
addrLineGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
annotGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
biblGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
blocGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
captionGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
contentItemGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
corpNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
countryGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
dateGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
districtGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
famNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
foreNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
genNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
geogFeatGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
geogNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
headGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
identifierGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
imprintGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
lGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
liGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
nameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
nameLinkGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
numGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
periodNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
persNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
qGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
refGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
regionGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
rendGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
roleNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
segGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
settlementGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
streetGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
styleNameGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
tdGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
thGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements which may appear as part of the paragraph content model. A paragraph may contain inline elements and all other block-level elements except itself.
epigraphGroups elements which may appear as part of the paragraph content model. A paragraph may contain inline elements and all other block-level elements except itself.
imprimaturGroups elements which may appear as part of the paragraph content model. A paragraph may contain inline elements and all other block-level elements except itself.
pGroups elements which may appear as part of the paragraph content model. A paragraph may contain inline elements and all other block-level elements except itself.
quoteGroups elements which may appear as part of the paragraph content model. A paragraph may contain inline elements and all other block-level elements except itself.
Common Music Notation (CMN) repertoire component declarations.
attaccaAn instruction to begin the next section or movement of a composition without pause.
bracketSpanMarks a sequence of notational events grouped by a bracket.
gliss(glissando) – A continuous or sliding movement from one pitch to another, usually indicated by a straight or wavy line.
octaveAn indication that a passage should be performed one or more octaves above or below its written pitch.
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.
stageDir(stage direction) – Contains any kind of stage direction within a dramatic text or fragment.
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.
cpMark(copy/colla parte mark) – A verbal or graphical indication to copy musical material written elsewhere.
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.
Figures and tables component declarations.
figDesc(figure description) – Contains a brief prose description of the appearance or content of 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 as opposed to one containing data.
Fingering component declarations.
fingfinger – An individual finger in a fingering indication.
Harmony component declarations.
f(figure) – Single element of a figured bass indication.
harm(harmony) – An indication of harmony, e.g., chord names, tablature grids, harmonic analysis, figured bass.
Metadata header component declarations.
applicationProvides information about an application which has acted upon the current document.
bylineContains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page.
contentItemContains a single entry within a content description element.
dedicationContains a dedicatory statement.
handDefines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.
languageDescription of a language used in the document.
perfRes(performance resource) – Name of an instrument on which a performer plays, a performer's voice range, or a standard performing ensemble designation.
priceThe cost of access to a bibliographic item.
provenanceThe record of ownership or custodianship of an item.
soundChan(sound channels) – Reflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
Manuscript description component declarations.
bindingDesc(binding description) – Describes the present and former bindings of an item.
decoDesc(decoration description) – Contains a description of the decoration of an item.
decoNote(decoration note) – Contains a description of one or more decorative features of an item.
layoutDesc(layout description) – Collects layout descriptions.
scriptDesc(script description) – Contains a description of the letters or characters used in an autographic item.
sealA single seal or similar attachment.
sealDesc(seal description) – Describes the seals or similar external attachments applied to an item.
supportDesc(support description) – Groups elements describing the physical support material of an item.
typeDesc(type description) – Contains a description of the typefaces or other aspects of the printing of a printed source.
Names and dates component declarations.
addName(additional name) – Contains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
corpName(corporate name) – Identifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
famName(family name) – Contains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.
foreNameContains a forename, given or baptismal name.
genName(generational name component) – Contains a name component used to distinguish otherwise similar names on the basis of the relative ages or generations of the persons named.
geogFeat(geographical feature name) – Contains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogName(geographic name) – The proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
nameLink(name link) – Contains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as "van der" or "of", "from", etc.
periodName(period name) – A label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persName(personal name) – Designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
roleName(role name) – Contains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
streetfull street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.
styleName(style name) – A label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
Neume repertoire component declarations.
signifLetSignificantive letter(s).
Pointer and reference component declarations.
ref(reference) – Defines a traversible reference to another location. May contain text and sub-elements that describe the destination.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
actorName of an actor appearing within a cast list.
addrLine(address line) – Single line of a postal address.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
arrangerA person or organization who transcribes a musical composition, usually for a different medium from that of the original; in an arrangement the musical substance remains essentially unchanged.
authorThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a non-musical, literary work.
bibl(bibliographic reference) – Provides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblScope(scope of citation) – Defines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of page numbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.
captionA label which accompanies an illustration or a table.
composerThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a musical work.
contributorNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for contributions to the intellectual content of a work, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.
creationNon-bibliographic details of the creation of an intellectual entity, in narrative form, such as the date, place, and circumstances of its composition. More detailed information may be captured within the history element.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
desc(description) – Container for text that briefly describes the feature to which it is attached, including its intended usage, purpose, or application as appropriate.
dim(dimension) – Any single dimensional specification.
dir(directive) – An instruction expressed as a combination of text and symbols — such as segno and coda symbols, fermatas over a bar line, etc., typically above, below, or between staves, but not on the staff — that is not encoded elsewhere in more specific elements, like tempo or dynam.
distributorPerson or agency, other than a publisher, from which access (including electronic access) to a bibliographic entity may be obtained.
dynam(dynamic) – Indication of the volume of a note, phrase, or section of music.
edition(edition designation) – A word or text phrase that indicates a difference in either content or form between the item being described and a related item previously issued by the same publisher/distributor (e.g. 2nd edition, version 2.0, etc.), or simultaneously issued by either the same publisher/distributor or another publisher/distributor (e.g. large print edition, British edition, etc.).
editorThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) acting in an editorial capacity.
eventContains a free-text event description.
eventListContains historical information given as a sequence of significant past events.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
funderNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for funding. Funders provide financial support for a project; they are distinct from sponsors, who provide intellectual support and authority.
genreTerm or terms that designate a category characterizing a particular style, form, or content.
head(heading) – Contains any heading, for example, the title of a section of text, or the heading of a list.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
imprintInformation relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.
labelA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
labelAbbrA label on the pages following the first.
librettistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of an opera, oratorio, etc.
lyricistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of a song.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
num(number) – Numeric information in any form.
ornamAn element indicating an ornament that is not a mordent, turn, or trill.
p(paragraph) – One or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
pgFoot(page footer) – A running footer on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override a 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 a running header on individual pages.
pgHead2(page header 2) – A running header on the pages following the first.
pubPlace(publication place) – Name of the place where a bibliographic item was published.
publisherName of the organization responsible for the publication of a bibliographic item.
recipientThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) receiving correspondence.
rend(render) – A formatting element indicating special visual rendering, e.g., bold or italicized, of a text word or phrase.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
resp(responsibility) – A phrase describing the nature of intellectual responsibility.
respStmt(responsibility statement) – Transcription of text that names one or more individuals, groups, or in rare cases, mechanical processes, responsible for creation, realization, production, funding, or distribution of the intellectual or artistic content.
roleName of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.
roleDesc(role description) – Describes a character's role in a drama.
speakerContains a specialized form of heading or label, giving the name of one or more speakers in a dramatic text or fragment.
sponsorNames of sponsoring individuals, organizations or institutions. Sponsors give their intellectual authority to a project; they are to be distinguished from funders, who provide the funding but do not necessarily take intellectual responsibility.
stack(stacked text) – An inline table with a single column.
syl(syllable) – Individual lyric syllable.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
textLang(text language) – Identifies the languages and writing systems within the work described by a bibliographic description, not the language of the description.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
Text component declarations.
epigraphContains a quotation, anonymous or attributed, appearing on a title page.
imprimaturContains a formal statement authorizing the publication of a work, sometimes required to appear on a title page or its verso.
l(line of text) – Contains a single line of text within a line group.
li(list item) – Single item in a list.
q(quoted) – Contains material which is distinguished from the surrounding phrase-level text using quotation marks or a similar method. Use quote for block-level quotations.
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.
seg(arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the "text component" level.
User-defined symbols component declarations.
anchoredTextContainer for text that is fixed to a particular page location, regardless of changes made to the layout of the measures around it.
lineA visual line that cannot be represented by a more specific; i.e., semantic, element.
May Contain
textual content
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements for editorial interventions that may be useful both in transcribing and in authoring processes.
choiceGroups elements for editorial interventions that may be useful both in transcribing and in authoring processes.
substGroups elements for editorial interventions that may be useful both in transcribing and in authoring processes.
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
addGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
corrGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
damageGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
delGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
gapGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
handShiftGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
origGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
regGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
restoreGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
sicGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
suppliedGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
unclearGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
(MEI.shared) Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases.
(MEI.shared) Groups page beginning-like elements.
pbGroups page beginning-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dedicateeGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dimensionsGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
extentGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
segGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
symbolGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
termGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
(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.msDesc) Groups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
catchwordsGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
fingerprintGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
heraldryGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
locusGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
locusGrpGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
secFolioGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
signaturesGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
stampGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
watermarkGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements used as part of a physical address.
postBoxGroups elements used as part of a physical address.
postCodeGroups elements used as part of a physical address.
streetGroups elements used as part of a physical address.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements which form part of a geographic name.
blocGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
countryGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
districtGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
geogFeatGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
regionGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
settlementGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements that serve as stylistic labels.
periodNameGroups elements that serve as stylistic labels.
styleNameGroups elements that serve as stylistic labels.
(MEI.ptrref) Groups elements used for purposes of location and reference.
ptrGroups elements used for purposes of location and reference.
refGroups elements used for purposes of location and reference.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements used to represent a postal address.
addressGroups elements used to represent a postal address.
(MEI.shared) Groups annotation-like elements.
annotGroups annotation-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements containing a bibliographic description.
biblGroups elements containing a bibliographic description.
biblStructGroups elements containing a bibliographic description.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements containing date expressions.
dateGroups elements containing date expressions.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
depthGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
dimGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
heightGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
widthGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
(MEI.shared) Groups editorial intervention elements.
abbrGroups editorial intervention elements.
expanGroups editorial intervention elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups identifier-like elements.
identifierGroups identifier-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that function like line beginnings.
lbGroups elements that function like line beginnings.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that represent a measurement.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that denote a number or a quantity.
numGroups elements that denote a number or a quantity.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that contain names.
nameGroups elements that contain names.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements which contain names of individuals or corporate bodies.
corpNameGroups elements which contain names of individuals or corporate bodies.
persNameGroups elements which contain names of individuals or corporate bodies.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups place name elements.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups geographic name elements.
geogNameGroups geographic name elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that denote a corporate entity that holds a bibliographic item.
repositoryGroups elements that denote a corporate entity that holds a bibliographic item.
(MEI.shared) Collects elements that express a relationship.
relationCollects elements that express a relationship.
relationListCollects elements that express a relationship.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that mark typographical features.
rendGroups elements that mark typographical features.
stackGroups elements that mark typographical features.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
titleGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
(MEI.text) Groups elements related to highlighting which can appear at the phrase-level.
qGroups elements related to highlighting which can appear at the phrase-level.
textual content
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.
choiceGroups a number of alternative encodings for the same point in a 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.
gapIndicates a point where material has been omitted in a transcription, whether as part of sampling practice or for editorial reasons described in the MEI header.
handShiftMarks the beginning of a passage written in a new hand, or of a change in the scribe, writing style, ink or character of the document hand.
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.
subst(substitution) – Groups transcriptional elements when the combination is to be regarded as a single intervention in the text.
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.
Figures and tables component declarations.
fig(figure) – Groups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
Metadata header component declarations.
fingerprintContains a string that uniquely identifies an item, such as those constructed by combining groups of characters transcribed from specified pages of a printed item or a file's checksum.
watermarkContains a description of a watermark or similar device.
Manuscript description component declarations.
catchwordsDescribes the system used to ensure correct ordering of the quires making up an item, typically by means of annotations at the foot of the page.
heraldryContains a heraldic formula or phrase, typically found as part of a blazon, coat of arms, etc.
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
locusGrp(locus group) – Groups locations which together form a distinct but discontinuous item within a manuscript or manuscript part, according to a specific foliation.
secFolio(second folio) – Marks the word or words taken from a fixed point in a codex (typically the beginning of the second leaf) in order to provide a unique identifier for the item.
signaturesProvides a description of the leaf or quire signatures found within a codex.
stampContains a word or phrase describing an official mark indicating ownership, genuineness, validity, etc.
Names and dates component declarations.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
corpName(corporate name) – Identifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
geogFeat(geographical feature name) – Contains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogName(geographic name) – The proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
periodName(period name) – A label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persName(personal name) – Designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
postBox(postal box or post office box) contains a number or other identifier for some postal delivery point other than a street address.
postCode(postal code) contains a numerical or alphanumeric code used as part of a postal address to simplify sorting or delivery of mail.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
streetfull street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.
styleName(style name) – A label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
Pointer and reference component declarations.
ptr(pointer) – Defines a traversible pointer to another location, using only attributes to describe the destination.
ref(reference) – Defines a traversible reference to another location. May contain text and sub-elements that describe the destination.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
addressContains a postal address, for example of a publisher, an organization, or an individual.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
bibl(bibliographic reference) – Provides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblStruct(structured bibliographic citation) – Contains a bibliographic citation in which bibliographic sub-elements must appear in a specified order.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
dim(dimension) – Any single dimensional specification.
dimensionsInformation about the physical size of an entity; usually includes numerical data.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
lb(line beginning) – An empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new line.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
num(number) – Numeric information in any form.
pb(page beginning) – An empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new page.
relationDescribes a relationship or linkage amongst entities.
relationListGathers relation elements.
rend(render) – A formatting element indicating special visual rendering, e.g., bold or italicized, of a text word or phrase.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
stack(stacked text) – An inline table with a single column.
symbolA reference to a previously defined symbol.
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
titleTitle of a bibliographic entity.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
Text component declarations.
q(quoted) – Contains material which is distinguished from the surrounding phrase-level text using quotation marks or a similar method. Use quote for block-level quotations.
seg(arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the "text component" level.
Remarks

Contains the name of an entity that is difficult to tag more specifically, for example, as a corpName, geogName, persName, or title. The name element may be used in place of the more specific elements when it is not known what kind of name is being described or when a high degree of precision is not necessary. For example, the name element might be used when it is not clear whether the name "Bach" refers to a person or a geographic feature. The name element may be used for an individual, such as 'Henry VIII, King of England'; a corporate body, such as 'The Beatles'; a geographical place; an expanse of time, such as 'The Romantic Era'; or a mechanical (often generative) process. When name parts are needed, name sub-elements are recommended. The recommended values for the type attribute are: person, corporation, location, period, and process. Dates associated with the name (not necessarily the same as those pertaining to the entity described by the name) may be recorded using startdate, enddate, notbefore, notafter, and isodate attributes. The name of the list from which a controlled value is taken, such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) or Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF), and its electronically-available location may be recorded using the auth and auth.uri attributes.This element is modelled on an element in the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard.

Constraints
Recommended practice is to use name elements to capture sub-parts of a generic name.
<sch:rule context="mei:name">
<sch:assert role="warning" test="not(mei:geogName or mei:persName or mei:corpName)">Recommended practice is to use name elements to capture sub-parts of a generic name.</sch:assert>
</sch:rule>
Declaration
<elementSpec ident="name" module="MEI.shared">
<desc>Proper noun or noun phrase.</desc>
<classes>
<memberOf key="att.basic"/>
<memberOf key="att.bibl"/>
<memberOf key="att.classed"/>
<memberOf key="att.edit"/>
<memberOf key="att.facsimile"/>
<memberOf key="att.labelled"/>
<memberOf key="att.lang"/>
<memberOf key="att.linking"/>
<memberOf key="att.name"/>
<memberOf key="att.nNumberLike"/>
<memberOf key="att.responsibility"/>
<memberOf key="model.eventPart"/>
<memberOf key="model.nameLike"/>
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:text/>
<rng:ref name="model.textPhraseLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.editLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.transcriptionLike" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
<constraintSpec ident="nameParts" scheme="isoschematron">
<constraint>
<sch:rule context="mei:name">
<sch:assert role="warning" test="not(mei:geogName or mei:persName or mei:corpName)">Recommended practice is to use name elements to capture sub-parts of a generic name.</sch:assert>
</sch:rule>
</constraint>
</constraintSpec>
<attList>
<attDef ident="type" usage="opt">
<desc>Characterizes the name 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="person">
<desc>A personal name.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="corporation">
<desc>Name of a corporate body.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="location">
<desc>Name of a location.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="process">
<desc>Name of a process or software application.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="style">
<desc>Name of a musical style; i.e., form, genre, technique, etc.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="time">
<desc>Name of a period of time.</desc>
</valItem>
</valList>
</attDef>
</attList>
<remarks>
<p>Contains the name of an entity that is difficult to tag more specifically, for example, as a
<gi scheme="MEI">corpName</gi>
,
<gi scheme="MEI">geogName</gi>
,
<gi scheme="MEI">persName</gi>
, or
<gi scheme="MEI">title</gi>
. The
<gi scheme="MEI">name</gi>
element may be used in place of the more specific elements when it is not known what kind of name is being described or when a high degree of precision is not necessary. For example, the
<gi scheme="MEI">name</gi>
element might be used when it is not clear whether the name "Bach" refers to a person or a geographic feature. The
<gi scheme="MEI">name</gi>
element may be used for an individual, such as 'Henry VIII, King of England'; a corporate body, such as 'The Beatles'; a geographical place; an expanse of time, such as 'The Romantic Era'; or a mechanical (often generative) process. When name parts are needed,
<gi scheme="MEI">name</gi>
sub-elements are recommended. The recommended values for the
<att>type</att>
attribute are: person, corporation, location, period, and process. Dates associated with
<emph>the name</emph>
(not necessarily the same as those pertaining to the
<emph>entity described by the name</emph>
) may be recorded using
<att>startdate</att>
,
<att>enddate</att>
,
<att>notbefore</att>
,
<att>notafter</att>
, and
<att>isodate</att>
attributes. The name of the list from which a controlled value is taken, such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) or Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF), and its electronically-available location may be recorded using the
<att>auth</att>
and
<att>auth.uri</att>
attributes.</p>
</remarks>
<remarks>
<p>This element is modelled on an element in the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard.</p>
</remarks>
</elementSpec>