<p> Paragraph

<p> is an element that encodes a paragraph within a larger element. It is only required within <descriptivenote>.

<p> may be used within <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <bioghist>, <blockquote>, <controlaccess>, <controlnote>, <custodhist>, <descriptivenote>, <dsc>, <editionstmt>, <fileplan>, <footnote>, <index>, <legalstatus>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <publicationstmt>, <relatedmaterial>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, <seriesstmt>, and <userestrict>.


  • @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

<p> may contain text as well as <abbr>, <corpname>, <date>, <emph>, <expan>, <famname>, <footnote>, <foreign>, <function>, <genreform>, <geogname>, <lb />, <list>, <name>, <num>, <occupation>, <persname>, <ptr/>, <quote>, <ref>, <subject>, and <title>.


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Changes from EAD 2002

<p> gained attributes @lang and @script. Its use remained the same, while parent and child elements changed slightly.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <p>