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Module
MEI.shared
Attributes
analog, auth, auth.uri, class, codedval, copyof, corresp, facs, follows, label, level, n, next, nonfiling, precedes, prev, resp, sameas, 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.
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.
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.
level(optional)Indicates the bibliographic level of the title. Allowed values are: "a" (Analyzed component, such as an article or chapter, within a larger bibliographic entity.), "c" (Collection. A group of items that were not originally published, distributed, or produced together.), "d" (Subunit of a collection, e.g. item, folder, box, archival series, subgroup, or subcollection.), "i" (Integrating resource, such as a continuously updated loose-leaf service or Web site.), "m" (Monograph.), "j" (Journal.), "s" (Series.), "u" (Unpublished (including theses and dissertations unless published by a commercial press).)
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.
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 title in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "main" (Main title.), "subordinate" (Subtitle or title of part.), "abbreviated" (Abbreviated form of title.), "alternative" (Alternate title by which the item is also known.), "translated" (Translated form of title.), "uniform" (Collective title.), "desc" (Descriptive paraphrase of the work.)
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.
level(optional)Indicates the bibliographic level of the title. Allowed values are: "a" (Analyzed component, such as an article or chapter, within a larger bibliographic entity.), "c" (Collection. A group of items that were not originally published, distributed, or produced together.), "d" (Subunit of a collection, e.g. item, folder, box, archival series, subgroup, or subcollection.), "i" (Integrating resource, such as a continuously updated loose-leaf service or Web site.), "m" (Monograph.), "j" (Journal.), "s" (Series.), "u" (Unpublished (including theses and dissertations unless published by a commercial press).)
type(optional)Characterizes the title in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "main" (Main title.), "subordinate" (Subtitle or title of part.), "abbreviated" (Abbreviated form of title.), "alternative" (Alternate title by which the item is also known.), "translated" (Translated form of title.), "uniform" (Collective title.), "desc" (Descriptive paraphrase of the work.)
(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 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.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) 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)
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 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.
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.
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.
level(optional)Indicates the bibliographic level of the title. Allowed values are: "a" (Analyzed component, such as an article or chapter, within a larger bibliographic entity.), "c" (Collection. A group of items that were not originally published, distributed, or produced together.), "d" (Subunit of a collection, e.g. item, folder, box, archival series, subgroup, or subcollection.), "i" (Integrating resource, such as a continuously updated loose-leaf service or Web site.), "m" (Monograph.), "j" (Journal.), "s" (Series.), "u" (Unpublished (including theses and dissertations unless published by a commercial press).)
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.
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 title in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. Allowed values are: "main" (Main title.), "subordinate" (Subtitle or title of part.), "abbreviated" (Abbreviated form of title.), "alternative" (Alternate title by which the item is also known.), "translated" (Translated form of title.), "uniform" (Collective title.), "desc" (Descriptive paraphrase of the work.)
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.titleLikeGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
Contained by
analyticTitle of a bibliographic entity.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
expressionGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
monogrGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
seriesGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
seriesStmtGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
titlePartGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
titleStmtGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
workGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
(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.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that may appear as part of a title page transcription.
titlePageGroups elements that may appear as part of a title page transcription.
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.
FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) declarations.
expressionIntellectual or artistic realization of a work.
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.
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.
seriesStmt(series statement) – Groups information about the series, if any, to which a publication belongs.
soundChan(sound channels) – Reflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
titleStmt(title statement) – Container for title and responsibility meta-data.
workProvides a detailed description of a work — a distinct intellectual or artistic creation — specifically its history, language use, and high-level musical attributes (e.g., key, tempo, meter, medium of performance, and intended duration).
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.
analytic(analytic level) – Contains bibliographic elements describing an item (e.g. an article or poem) published within a monograph or journal and not as an independent publication.
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.
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.
monogr(monograph level) – Contains bibliographic elements describing an item, for example, a published book or journal, score, recording, or an unpublished manuscript.
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.
roleName of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.
roleDesc(role description) – Describes a character's role in a drama.
seriesContains information about the serial publication in which a bibliographic item has appeared.
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.
titlePageContains a transcription of the title page of a text.
titlePartContains a subsection or division of the title of a bibliographic entity.
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
textual content
titlePartTitle of a bibliographic entity.
(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 elements that may appear as part of a bibliographic title.
symbolGroups elements that may appear as part of a bibliographic title.
(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.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 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) Groups page beginning-like elements.
pbGroups page beginning-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that mark typographical features.
rendGroups elements that mark typographical features.
stackGroups elements that mark typographical features.
textual content
Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
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.
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.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
symbolA reference to a previously defined symbol.
titlePartContains a subsection or division of the title of a bibliographic entity.
Remarks

The type attribute may be used to classify the title according to some convenient typology. Sample values include: main (main title), subordinate (subtitle, title of part), abbreviated (abbreviated form of title), alternative (alternate title by which the work is also known), translated (translated form of title), uniform (collective title), and desc (descriptive title). The type attribute is provided for convenience in analysing titles and processing them according to their type; where such specialized processing is not necessary, there is no need for such analysis, and the entire title, including subtitles and any parallel titles, may be enclosed within a single title element. Title parts may be encoded in titlePart sub-elements. The name of the list from which a controlled value is taken may be recorded using the auth attribute. The number of initial characters (such as those constituting an article or preposition) that should not be used for sorting a title or name may be indicated in the nonfiling attribute.This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.

Declaration
<elementSpec ident="title" module="MEI.shared">
<desc>Title of a bibliographic entity.</desc>
<classes>
<memberOf key="att.authorized"/>
<memberOf key="att.basic"/>
<memberOf key="att.bibl"/>
<memberOf key="att.classed"/>
<memberOf key="att.facsimile"/>
<memberOf key="att.filing"/>
<memberOf key="att.labelled"/>
<memberOf key="att.lang"/>
<memberOf key="att.linking"/>
<memberOf key="att.nNumberLike"/>
<memberOf key="att.responsibility"/>
<memberOf key="model.titleLike"/>
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:text/>
<rng:ref name="macro.titlePart" />
<rng:ref name="model.editLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.transcriptionLike" />
<rng:ref name="titlePart" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
<attList>
<attDef ident="level" usage="opt">
<desc>Indicates the bibliographic level of the title.</desc>
<valList type="closed">
<valItem ident="a">
<desc>Analyzed component, such as an article or chapter, within a larger bibliographic entity.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="c">
<desc>Collection. A group of items that were not originally published, distributed, or produced together.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="d">
<desc>Subunit of a collection, e.g. item, folder, box, archival series, subgroup, or subcollection.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="i">
<desc>Integrating resource, such as a continuously updated loose-leaf service or Web site.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="m">
<desc>Monograph.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="j">
<desc>Journal.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="s">
<desc>Series.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="u">
<desc>Unpublished (including theses and dissertations unless published by a commercial press).</desc>
</valItem>
</valList>
</attDef>
<attDef ident="type" usage="opt">
<desc>Characterizes the title 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="main">
<desc>Main title.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="subordinate">
<desc>Subtitle or title of part.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="abbreviated">
<desc>Abbreviated form of title.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="alternative">
<desc>Alternate title by which the item is also known.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="translated">
<desc>Translated form of title.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="uniform">
<desc>Collective title.</desc>
</valItem>
<valItem ident="desc">
<desc>Descriptive paraphrase of the work.</desc>
</valItem>
</valList>
</attDef>
</attList>
<remarks>
<p>The
<att>type</att>
attribute may be used to classify the title according to some convenient typology. Sample values include: main (main title), subordinate (subtitle, title of part), abbreviated (abbreviated form of title), alternative (alternate title by which the work is also known), translated (translated form of title), uniform (collective title), and desc (descriptive title). The
<att>type</att>
attribute is provided for convenience in analysing titles and processing them according to their type; where such specialized processing is not necessary, there is no need for such analysis, and the entire title, including subtitles and any parallel titles, may be enclosed within a single
<gi scheme="MEI">title</gi>
element. Title parts may be encoded in
<gi scheme="MEI">titlePart</gi>
sub-elements. The name of the list from which a controlled value is taken may be recorded using the
<att>auth</att>
attribute. The number of initial characters (such as those constituting an article or preposition) that should not be used for sorting a title or name may be indicated in the
<att>nonfiling</att>
attribute.</p>
</remarks>
<remarks>
<p>This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.</p>
</remarks>
</elementSpec>