<head03> Third Heading

<head03> is a new formatting element in EAD which is used, along with <head01> and <head02> within <listhead> to designate column heads in a multi-column list. This element designates the second column heading. Do not confuse with <head> which designates a heading for an entire list or section of text or with <thead>, which is used for column heads in a table.

The EAD tag library recommends that the <head03> element not be used within a definition list. Definition lists may only contain two levels of elements, while <chronlist>s may contain three. Using a third element throws off table display if there aren’t enough elements.


  • @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.
  • @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.

Child Elements

<head03> may contain text, <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb />, <ptr/>, <ref>.


(This is one example of how pair of head01/head02 could be used. Should head03 become necessary or useful, it will be apparent to the archivist.)

<list listtype="deflist">
		<label>Lavinia Black</label>
		<item>Hogwarts professor of runes</item>
		<label>Belle Jouliet</label>
		<item>French witch</item>
		<label>Marcus Malfoy</label>
		<item>Hogwarts professor of Ghoul Studies</item>
		<label>Phineas Peverell</label>
		<item>Hogwarts professor of potions</item>
		<label>Morgul Scadamer</label>
		<item>Wizard and childhood friend</item>

Changes from EAD 2002

<head03> is a new element in EAD3. It follows the same model as <head01> and <head02>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <head03>