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Comment #00328 - Add elements city, state, postal-code - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 328
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Vincent Lizzi
2013-10-21 16:55:25

JATS currently contains several elements for tagging physical address information including <address>, <addr-line> and <country>. We would like to suggest adding elements <city>, <state> and <postal-code>. It is of course possible to use <named-content> to tag all components of an address, however city, state and postal code appear very frequently within address information and having specific elements available in JATS could be helpful. Our JATS customization includes elements for city, state and postal-code, and this extension might be useful in standard JATS.

Example XML:

<aff id="aff0001"><label><sup>a</sup></label> <institution>Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba</institution>, <city>Tsukuba</city>, <postal-code>305-8573</postal-code>, <country>Japan</country></aff>

<aff id="aff0002"><label><sup>b</sup></label> <institution>Ollin Tlahtoalli</institution>, <city>Oaxaca</city>, <state>Oaxaca</state>, <country>Mexico</country></aff>

Example DTD model:

<!ELEMENT city (#PCDATA)* >

<!ELEMENT state (#PCDATA)* >

<!ELEMENT postal-code (#PCDATA)* >

<!ENTITY % address.class

                        "addr-line | country | fax |

                         institution | phone |

                         city | state | postal-code " >

<!ENTITY % address-line.class

                        "city | state | postal-code | country | fax | institution | phone " >

We would also like to suggest changing the model of <conf-loc> to allow address elements. This change would improve consistency between the models of <conf-loc> and <publisher-loc>. Suggested DTD model:

<!ENTITY % conf-loc-elements "%simple-text; | %address.class; " >


Apologies for the duplicate submission; the form removed all text that was in angle brackets in my previous comment.


Submitter Proposed Solution

We propose:

1. Add element <city>, which allows #PCDATA, to hold the name of a city or town.

2. Add element <state>, which allows #PCDATA, to hold the name of a state or province.

3. Add element <postal-code>, which allows #PCDATA, to hold a postal code.

4. Modify parameter entities %address.class and #address-line.class to include elements <city>, <state> and <postal-code>

5. Modify paremeter entity %conf-loc-elements to include %address.class.


Ms. B. Tommie Usdin
2014-03-03 15:22:59

Thank you for your comment. The JATS Standing Committe has addressed your request. The Standing Committee's recommendations are available http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=12339. We expect these changes to be incorporated in the next revision of the Standard with is scheduled for the summer of 2014.