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Comment #00593 - Proper attribute when <related-object> is entire book? - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 593
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Nikos Mrkantonatos
2015-07-30 04:22:56

The documentation for &lt;related-object&gt; in JATS states:



"Best Practice: For each source, document, and object, an identifier is specified on the corresponding attribute. If the source and document are the same, the @source-id attribute should be empty. If the document and object are the same, the @object-id attribute should be empty. The @document-id attribute should always be specified."



This best practice statement suggests that whenever an entire book is the related object, then there should be no @source-id attribute present, but the book should be referenced via a @document-id attribute. This seems to be in conflict with the provided example on the same page:



&lt;related-object source-id="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/

query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&amp;dopt=Expanded&amp;db=nlmcatalog&amp;list_uids=1252893"

source-id-type="url"

source-type="book"&gt;

Submitter Proposed Solution

Either the best practice statement or the sample XML must change. What's more important is to have a consistent approach on how to refer to related objects accurately reflected in the documentation of both JATS and BITS.

Ms. B. Tommie Usdin
2017-08-30 13:01:45

Best practice documentation in Tag Library was clarified as requested.