<script> Script

<script> is a new EAD3 element and a required child element of <languagedeclaration> and <languageset> used to identify the script used to write the language of the EAD finding aid or of the materials being described.

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.”
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @label – not required. This can be used when a meaningful display label for an element can’t be derived by the stylesheet from its name. It is available in all <did> subelements.
  • @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.
  • @scriptcodestrongly suggested. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the entire finding aid was written. The codes should be taken from ISO 15924. Do not confuse with @script, which indicates the script in which this particular element’s contents are written.

Child Elements

<script> may contain text to indicate a plain-language description of the script in which the finding aid is writen or the script of the materials it describes. However, the necessary information in this element is encoded within the @scriptcode attribute.

Adjacent Elements

When used in tandem with <language>, <script> comes second.

Examples

<languageset>
	<language langcode="lat">Latin</language>
	<script scriptcode="zzzz">arcanumscript</script>
</languageset>
<languagedeclaration>
	<language langcode="eng">English</language>
	<script scriptcode="latn">Latin</script>
</languagedeclaration>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <script>