response-type Type of Response

Type of response (<response>); parallels @article-type.


This attribute does not describe the article upon which the response is commenting; it provides information about the response itself.
Design Note
This attribute was added to allow for observed cases where a series of articles were grouped together as an introduction, an article, and several responses.
OPTIONAL on element: <response>
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The type of response as described by the publisher, for example, “discussion”.
Restriction @response-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Suggested usage

Recommended response type values are:
Additional information or clarification of the parent article
Discussion related to a specific issue as described in the parent article
Reply to the parent article (the most commonly used value)
Tagged Sample

A discussion, as a response to the primary article

<response response-type="discussion">