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<p> Paragraph

The <p> element encodes a paragraph consisting of one or more sentences which form a logical prose passage. It should be typographically distinct and will be separated from other paragraphs and other subelements within a larer element. It may be used within: <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <bioghist>, <blockquote>, <controlaccess>, <custodhist>, <daodesc>, <descgrp>, <div>, <dsc>, <dscgrp>, <editionstmt>, <fileplan>, <index>, <note>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <publicationstmt>, <relatedmaterial>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, <seriesstmt>, <titlepage>, and <userestrict>.


  • 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.


<p> may contain PCDATA and plenty of subelements: <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>.


	<head>Processing Information</head>
	<p>The collection was accessioned in <date>2012</date> as a gift of the Bell family.</p>
	<p>These materials were arranged by [EADiva] in <date>2012</date>.</p>
	<p>This inventory was prepared as part of the EADiva website to demonstrate EAD encoding of finding aids. It encodes information about the collection of the papers of Sarah Bell Kitchin as well as made-up information used to make the finding aid use more example elements. Like this one.</p></div>
		<titleproper>Inventory of Something Useful for Learning EAD <date>2012-2013</date></titleproper>
		<subtitle>A totally awesome finding aid with a subtitle too</subtitle>
		<author>Ruth K. Tillman, the EADiva</author>

EAD tag library entry for <p>.