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Comment #00268 - Deprecate *-count elements - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 268
Deferred (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Laura Randall
2013-05-22 05:08:47
Since a generic <count> item is available in the Suite, I'd like to request that the individual *-count items be identified as deprecated:
equation-count
fig-count
page-count
ref-count
table-count
word-count
Submitter Proposed Solution
Jeffrey Beck
2013-11-27 11:08:54

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:

• Replacing specific elements such as <fig-count> with the generic <count> element identified by attribute values
would be very disruptive at this time, so this request is denied.


• Documentation should make it clear that the current generic <count> element is not to be used for elements, such
as a figure, whose count can be recorded by specific count elements, such as <fig-count>.


• The entire issue of specific elements versus generic elements will be revisited for the next major non-backwardscompatible
release.