Body of a Book Part

Main textual portion of the book part (such as a chapter or Dedication) that conveys the narrative content.


The <body> of a book component cannot repeat, but it takes a @specific-use attribute. This attribute can be used to indicate a very unusual book part body <body>, not the typical tagged narrative content. For example, a <body> might take a @specific-use attribute to indicate that the <body> is an untagged “bag of words” for indexing purposes, the <body> contains just undifferentiated OCR content, or the <body> is (artificially) tagged as a single paragraph which is acting as a text dump.

Related Elements

Books and book parts do not use the same element for their narrative body matter. Books may contain a <book-body> element, which contains only <book-part> elements. Book parts may contain a <body> element, which contains text and sections and can also contain other <book-part> elements.


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  body         %body-model;                                 >

Expanded Content Model

((address | alternatives | answer | answer-set | array | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | explanation | fig | fig-group | graphic | media | name-address-wrap | preformat | question | question-wrap | question-wrap-group | supplementary-material | table-wrap | table-wrap-group | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | def-list | list | tex-math | mml:math | p | related-article | related-object | ack | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group | x)*, (sec)*, (book-part | xi:include)*)


This element may be contained in:


<book dtd-version="2.0">  
<book-part id="bid.2" book-part-type="chapter">
<sec id="bid.3">
<p>Initially, GenBank was built and maintained at Los Alamos National
Laboratory (<xref ref-type="kwd" rid="bid.41">LANL</xref>). In the
early 1990s, this responsibility was awarded to NCBI through ...</p>
<sec id="bid.4">
<title>International Collaboration</title>
<p>In the mid-1990s, the GenBank database became part of the 
International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration with the 
EMBL database ...</p>