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Comment #00267 - Definition of element def-item - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 267
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Laura Randall
2013-05-22 04:56:37
<def-item> is defined as:
Container element for one term/definition pair in a definition list

As container is defined in Section 6: Definitions: "An element that contains one or more of the same element or several related elements," I believe that <def-item> in Archiving can be either container or a wrapper, but in Publishing and Authoring it is a wrapper element.

I'd like to request that the committee reconsider the definition of <def-item>
Submitter Proposed Solution
Other sections: 9.4.73, 10.4.60
Jeffrey Beck
2013-11-27 11:05:11

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

The Standing Committee's recommendation is:

• The definition for the term “container element” in the NISO Standard list of terms will be replaced to indicate that
a “container element” is an XML term-of-art, merely indicating that one element is inside another, typically a
parent/child relationship but perhaps ancestor/descendent.


• Definition for <def-item> will read, “One item in a definition (two-part) list.”