Designator of the Edition

The edition number as an unadorned numeric or alphabetic value.


When an edition, version, or similar statement contains ordinals (such as “3rd”) or words such as “3rd print edition”, this attribute can preserve the edition/version number as a simple, machine-processable number, such as “3”.

Used on Elements: <edition>, <version>

The numeral or alphabetic character that indicates the edition numberThe straight unadorned edition number, for machine processing. Typically this is a number such as “4” or an alphabetic character such as “A”.
Restriction@designator is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<collab>National Committee for Clinical Laboratory
Standards</collab>. <source>Performance standards for 
antimicrobial disk susceptibility tests</source>.
<comment>Approved standard</comment>.
<edition designator="7">7<sup>th</sup> ed.</edition>
p. <fpage>M2</fpage>&ndash;<lpage>A7</lpage>.