Body of the Book

Main textual portion of the book that conveys the narrative content.


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

Related Elements

A BITS <book> may be divided into several components:
  1. the <book-meta> (the bibliographic information about the entire book);
  2. the <front-matter> (the narrative front matter of a book or book part such as a Preface);
  3. the <book-body> (the textual and graphical content of the book); and
  4. any <book-back> (any ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  book-body    %book-body-model;                            >

Expanded Content Model

((book-part | xi:include)+)


Any one of:

This element may be contained in:


<book dtd-version="2.0">  

<book-part id="bid.1" book-part-type="part">
<label>Part 1</label>
<title>The Databases</title>
<sec id="bid.3">
<p>Initially, GenBank was built and maintained at Los Alamos National 
Laboratory. In the early 1990s, this responsibility was awarded to NCBI 
through congressional mandate. ...</p>