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<label> Label

<label> is a required child element of <defitem> that identifies the term or concept being described/defined/explained. Each <defitem> contains a <label> which encodes a term or concept (and things like abbreviations) and an <item> which defines/describes/explains it. This is not the same as the attribute @label, which can be found in some child elements of <did> as a method of controlling public display.

Attributes

  • @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

<label> may contain any of the following: text, <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb/>, <ptr/>, and <ref>.

Examples

<p>The following terms are used in correspondence throughout the series.</p>
<list listtype="deflist">
  <listhead>
    <head01>Term</head02>
    <head02>Definition</head03>
  </listhead>
  <defitem>
    <label>cutter</label>
    <item>a rotary cutter used to cut fabric</item>
  </defitem>
  <defitem>
    <label>Hera</label>
    <item>The Clover brand Hera tool is used to mark and fold fabric.</item>
  </defitem>
  <defitem>
    <label>jelly roll</label>
    <item>a rolled bundle of fabric strips, cut 2.5" wide</item>
  </defitem>
</list>
<fileplan>
  <head>List of Courses</head>
  <p>The following list associates course codes with course titles represented in the syllabuses.</p>
  <list listtype="deflist">
    <listhead>
      <head01>Course Number</head01>
      <head02>Course Title</head02>
    </listhead>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-512</label>
      <item>What is Technology?</item>
    </defitem>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-537</label>
      <item>History of the Quilt</item>
    </defitem>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-570</label>
      <item>Traditional Quilts, Art Quilts, and Feminism</item>
    </defitem>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-614</label>
      <item>Quilting and the Industrial Revolution</item>
    </defitem>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-638</label>
      <item>Women's Work: Society, Technology, and Misogyny</item>
    </defitem>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-687</label>
      <item>Technologies of Improvisation</item>
    </defitem>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-712</label>
      <item>Needle, Thimble, and Computer: Textiles and Technologies</item>
    </defitem>
    <defitem>
      <label>QT-729</label>
      <item>Technological Design and the Textile Future</item>
    </defitem>
  </list>
</fileplan>

Changes from EAD 2002

<label> gained the attributes @lang and @script. Its child elements were greatly restricted. They no longer include: <address>, <archref>, <bibref>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <corpname>, <date>, <extptr>, <extref>, <famname>, <function>, <genreform>, <geogname>, <linkgrp>, <list>, <name>, <note>, <num>, <occupation>, <origination>, <persname>, <repository>, <subject>, <table>, <title>, <unitdate>, and <unittitle>. It gained new child element <foreign>.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <label>