<label> Label

<label> is a formatting element that identifies the term or concept being described/defined/explained in a <defitem>. Each <defitem> contains a <label> which encodes a term or concept (and things like abbreviations) and an <item> which defines/describes/explains it. This is not the same as the attribute LABEL, which can be found in some subelements of <did> as a method of controlling public display.


  • ALTRENDER – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • AUDIENCE – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • ID – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.


<label> may contain PCDATA, as well as, <abbr>, <address>, <archref>, <bibref>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <corpname>, <date>, <emph>, <expan>, <extptr>, <extref>, <famname>, <function>, <genreform>, <geogname>, <lb />, <linkgrp>, <list>, <name>, <note>, <num>, <occupation>, <origination>, <persname>, <ptr>, <ref>, <repository>, <subject>, <table>, <title>, <unitdate>, and <unittitle>.


<list type="deflist">
		<item>Massachusetts Institute of Technology</item>
		<item>Peace Corps Volunteer</item>

EAD tag library entry for <label>.