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Comment #00251 - Make attributes for <isbn> like those for <issn> - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 251
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Jeffrey Beck
2013-05-10 07:04:51
This comment was submitted by Jeff Beck on behalf of the BITS Working Group.

Request: Please make the attributes for <isbn> more like those for <issn>. Get rid of @pub-type (which is now deprecated in favor of @publication-format) and add @content-type.

Discussion: Here are the current <isbn> attributes:
pub-type CDATA #IMPLIED
specific-use CDATA #IMPLIED

Here are the requested <isbn> attributes:
publication-format CDATA #IMPLIED
content-type CDATA #IMPLIED
specific-use CDATA #IMPLIED
Submitter Proposed Solution
We request that:

1. @publication-format and @content type attributes be added to <isbn>

2. The @pub-type attribute be retained, although it may be deprecated.
Developer Response
I don't see @content-type on <issn> right now. If we're going to add this to <isbn>, I think we should add to <issn> as well.
Jeffrey Beck
2013-11-27 10:22:20

Thank you for your comment. The JATS Standing Committe has accepted your request. Non-normative supporting materials including schemas with these additions in place should be available soon.

The Standing Committee's recommendation is:

• Both <issn&gt and <isbn> will take the following attributes: @publication-format, @content-type, and @specificuse.
All three attributes will be defined as data characters and optional (CDATA, #IMPLIED).


• The <issn&gt element will retain the @pub-type attribute, for backwards compatibility reasons.


• The attributes for the linking issn will not be changed.


• The @pub-type attribute will be deprecated everywhere. Deprecation implies: calling the attribute deprecated in
the text, removing the attribute from all examples, and showing the alternative attributes (@publication-format
plus @date-type) for all examples.