<relationentry> Relation Entry

<relationentry> is a new element in EAD3 and an optional, repeatable, child element of <relation>. It identifies the entity which has the relationship to the materials being described. This entity may be a corporate body, person, family, resource, function, or other entity as defined by the @relationtype of the parent <relation> element. It may be repeated, but this should only be done when expressing the same information in multiple languages or scripts.


  • @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.”
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @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.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @transliteration – not required. Use this to indicate the conventions or rules that prescribe a method for converting from one script to another.

Child Elements

<relationentry> may only contain text. (Do not use access elements such as <persname>.) Any more detailed information can be put in <descriptivenote>.

Adjacent Elements

<relationentry> must be used first in its parent element <relation>, if it’s used. It may be followed by the optional <objectxmlwrap>.


	<relation id="hhuf" relationtype="cpfrelation" actuate="onrequest" show="new" href="https://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/H.001.xml">
		<relationentry>Hufflepuff, Helga</relationentry>
			<p>Co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While not the most combative, her acceptance of all students willing to learn was the most at odds with Slytherin's pure blood philosophy.</p>
	<relation id="ggry" relationtype="cpfrelation" actuate="onrequest" show="new" href="https://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/G.001.xml">
		<relationentry>Gryffindor, Godric</relationentry>
			<p>Co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Initially a good friend and correspondent of Salazar Slytherin, Gryffindor later cut ties over their disagreement concerning acceptance of muggle-born students.</p>
	<relation id="rrav" relationtype="cpfrelation" actuate="onrequest" show="new" href="https://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/R.001.xml">
		<relationentry>Ravenclaw, Rowena</relationentry>
			<p>Co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.</p>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <relationentry>