<objectxmlwrap> Object XML Wrap

<objectxmlwrap> is a new element in EAD3 (see EAC-CPF as well) which may be used within a <source> or <relation> to wrap an XML element from any XML encoding language other than EAD(3). Best practices suggest including a namespace attribute on the <ead> root element which references the namespace of the standard. Possible examples include DublinCore, EAC-CPF, MARCXML, deprecated EAD 2002 elements, or even a local schema (ideally one with documentation). Only one <objectxmlwrap> may be included in each <source> or <relation>.

This element may only be used if the Schema version of the EAD3 specification is being used, not the DTD.


  • @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

<objectxmlwrap>, if used, should contain a single XML element which contains the rest of any XML to be included. The example below uses the oai_dc schema to wrap Dublin Core, which has no top-level element. The only thing it should not contain is EAD(3).

Adjacent Elements

<objectxmlwrap>, if used, should always be the second element, after <sourceentry> or <relationentry> in their respective parent elements.


		<sourceentry>Hogwarts: a History</sourceentry>
				<dc:title>Hogwarts: a History</dc:title>
				<dc:creator>Bathilda Bagshot</dc:creator>
				<dc:identifier>DA880.B34 1968</dc:identifier>
			<p>Basic biographical and historical information was taken from <title><part>Hogwarts: a History</part></title>.</p>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <objectxmlwrap>