<ptrgrp> Pointer Group

<ptrgrp> is a wrapper element used within an <indexentry> to contain two or more <ptr/> or <ref> elements. A name or entry will generally only be listed once, with <ptrgrp> following it with multiple links to its occurances within the described materials.


  • @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

<ptrgrp> must contain at least two of both/either of the following <ptr/> and <ref>.


    <persname><part>Noor Qader</part></persname>
    <persname><part>Maya Reynolds</part></persname>
<ref href="https://archives.piecemaking.edu/videos/player/445" linktitle="Pattern Design and Dispersal from Newspapers and Magazines to Quilting Software and Websites"/>
  <persname><part>Amelia Robinson</part></persname>
    <ref href="https://archives.piecemaking.edu/videos/player/527" linktitle="Quilting Education: 1937 to 1999"/>
    <ptr target="patchwork" linktitle="based on her history of quilting education in the United States"/>
  <persname><part>Gladys Yoder</part></persname>
    <ref href="https://archives.piecemaking.edu/videos/player/2943" linktitle="Economies of Sale: Marketability and Quilt Design"/>
    <ref href="https://archives.piecemaking.edu/videos/player/3526" linktitle="Technologies of Amish Quilting"/>

Changes from EAD 2002

<ptrgrp> gained attributes @lang and @script.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <ptrgrp>