<didnote> Descriptive Identification Note

<didnote> is a new element in EAD3 which may be used in <did> to encode descriptive information about the materials which doesn’t properly fit into <scopecontent>, <arrangement>, etc. It replaces the generic, deprecated <note>.

  • @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.
  • @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.
  • @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

<didnote> may contain text, as well as <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb />, <ptr/>, and <ref>.


      <fromdate standarddate="1978">1978</fromdate>
      <todate standarddate="1999">1999</todate>
  <abstract>A collection of syllabuses previously retained by the department and used by students to select courses for upcoming semesters.</abstract>
  <didnote>For a <emph render="italic">current</emph> list of courses taught within the department, see <ptr href="https://quilttech.piecemaking.edu/courses" linkrole="text/html" linktitle="course listings on the department's website" />.</didnote>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <didnote>