<representation> Representation

<representation> is a new element in EAD3 and an optional child element <control>. It is used to encode a link to a deliverable version of the EAD instance, such as an HTML or PDF version. Any links to the XML form of the finding aid should be done within @instanceurl <recordid>. <otherrecordid> should be used to designate local identifiers for the EAD file.

Attributes

  • @actuate – not required. Determines whether a link occurs automatically or must be requested by a user. Possible values: onload, onrequest, other, none.
  • @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.
  • @arcrole – not required. Specifies the role that a remote resource plays in the link.
  • @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.”
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @href –not required. May be used to designate a URI/URL for the version of the finding aid.
  • @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.
  • @linkrole – not required. Specifies the role that a remote resource plays in the link.
  • @linktitle – not required. Designates a title for the link.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally. It may be used to designate the type of instance being linked and differentiate between different types of instances (PDF/HTML/etc.).
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @show – not required. Specifies when a link will be shown. Possible values are: new, replace, embed, other, none.

Child Elements

<representation> may contain text used to describe the version being linked.

Adjacent Elements

<representation> must be followed by the required <filedesc>.

Examples

<representation href="http://eadiva.com/S0001" linktitle="HTML transformation of the finding aid" show="new"/>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <representation>