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<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>.


      <geogname identifier="https://www.geonames.org/5194941/"><part>Intercourse</part> <part>Pennsylvania</part></geogname>
      <event><persname identifier="http://id.quiltlink.org/people/2847245"><part>Lo</part> <part>Mao</part> <part>Moua</part></persname> establishes <corpname><part>Pennsylvania Hmong Crafts</part></corpname> to sell Amish-style quilts alongside <foreign lang="hmn"  render="italic">paj ntaub</foreign> and Hmong embroidery in the tourist district of Intercourse, PA.</event>
      <geogname identifier="https://www.geonames.org/5194941/"><part>Intercourse</part> <part>Pennsylvania</part></geogname>
      <event>The shop remains open alongside competing institutions.</event>
      <geogname identifier="https://www.geonames.org/5197079/"><part>Lancaster</part> <part>Pennsylvania</part></geogname>
      <event><persname identifier="http://id.quiltlink.org/people/2847245"><part>Moua</part></persname> moves the business to her home in Lancaster while continuing to sell at events.</event>

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>