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<materialspec> Material Specific Details

<materialspec> encodes data unique to a particular class or form of material and which are not assigned to any other element of description. This may by the scale data for cartographic or architectural records, physical presentation data for music records, etc. It is comparable to MARC fields 254, 255, and 256.


  • 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.
  • ENCODINGANALOG – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • LABEL – not required. May contain information which will be displayed as a label for the information.
  • TYPE – not required. May be used to specify the type of specifications.


<materialspec> may contain PCDATA, <abbr>, <archref>, <bibref>, <emph>, <expan>, <extptr>, <extref>, <lb />, <linkgrp>, further <materialspec>, <num>, <ptr>, <ref>, and <title>.


	<materialspec label="Mathematical Data">
		<materialspec label="Scale:">1:10000</materialspec>
        	<materialspec label="Projection:">Universal transverse Mercator projection</materialspec>

EAD tag library entry for <materialspec>.