<label> Label

<label> is a required child element of <defitem> that identifies the term or concept being described/defined/explained. 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 child elements of <did> as a method of controlling public display.

Attributes

  • @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.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

<label> may contain any of the following: text, <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb/>, <ptr/>, and <ref>.

Examples

<list listtype="deflist">
	<listhead>
		<head01>Abbreviation</head01>
		<head02>Expansion</head02>
	</listhead>
	<defitem>
		<label>MIT</label>
		<item>Massachusetts Institute of Technology</item>
	</defitem>
	<defitem>
		<label>PCV</label>
		<item>Peace Corps Volunteer</item>
	</defitem>
</list>
<list listtype="deflist">
	<listhead>
		<head01>Category</head01>
		<head02>Access level</head02>
	</listhead>
	<defitem>
		<label>Students: Year 5 and above</label>
		<item>With permission of a professor, students Year 5 and above may do historical research on letters and journals included in the collection.</item>
	</defitem>
	<defitem>
		<label>Slytherin alumni</label>
		<item>All materials, except spell books. Use of spell books requires approval from the headmaster and archivist.</item>
	</defitem>
	<defitem>
		<label>Hogwarts faculty and administration</label>
		<item>All materials.</item>
	</defitem>
	<defitem>
		<label>Researchers: Hogwarts alumni</label>
		<item>Alumni of other Hogwarts houses must obtain approval from the archivist. Use of spell books requires additional approval from the headmaster.</item>
	</defitem>
	<defitem>
		<label>Researchers: Other</label>
		<item>Researchers who graduated from other magical academies must obtain permission from the Bloody Baron to use Salazar Slytherin's materials. They must then obtain approval for their project's research topics from the archivist. Use of spell books requires additional approval from the headmaster.</item>
	</defitem>
</list>

Changes from EAD 2002

<label> gained the attributes @lang and @script. Its child elements were greatly restricted. They no longer include: <address>, <archref>, <bibref>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <corpname>, <date>, <extptr>, <extref>, <famname>, <function>, <genreform>, <geogname>, <linkgrp>, <list>, <name>, <note>, <num>, <occupation>, <origination>, <persname>, <repository>, <subject>, <table>, <title>, <unitdate>, and <unittitle>. It gained new child element <foreign>.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <label>