Book-level Count (generic count)

Generic count element to count anything a BITS user organization may wish to count in a book. The @count-type attribute will name what is being counted (such as footnotes, plates, sections, contributors, images, etc.) The @count attribute will state how many of the objects are in the book or book part.


Best Practice: Although a BITS user organization could choose to record all the counts of objects in a document using this element, the specific count elements (<book-fig-count>, <book-equation-count>, <book-word-count>, etc.) should be used whenever possible, using the <book-count> element only for ad hoc counts.

Related Elements

Inside the <counts> container element, the counts of various components in the book or book part: the generic count element <book-count> (for which the @count-type names what is being counted) and the specific named counting elements: <book-fig-count> is the number of figures, the <book-table-count> is the number of tables, the <book-equation-count> is the number of equations, the <book-ref-count> is either the number of references or (more properly) the number of citations in the bibliographic reference list, the <book-page-count> is the page count, and the <book-word-count> is the number of words in the book or book part.


Content Model

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

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters

This element may be contained in:

Example 1

A simple count of the number of contributors (in an attribute):
<book-id book-id-type="publisher">handbook-648</book-id>...
<book-count count-type="contributors" count="4"/>
<book-fig-count count="98"/>
<book-table-count count="40"/>
<book-equation-count count="346"/>
<book-ref-count count="115"/>
<book-page-count count="532"/>
<book-word-count count="149852"/>

Example 2

In BITS books, a generic count element need not be empty, but can express information:
<book-id book-id-type="publisher">handbook-648</book-id>...
<book-count count-type="features" 
count="46">16 maps and 30 portraits</book-count>
<book-fig-count count="24">9 fullpage plates with 
tissue guards and 15 large vignettes</book-fig-count>
<book-table-count count="40">36 tables and 4 arrays</book-table-count>
<book-equation-count count="78">70 numbered and 8 unnumbered</book-equation-count>
<book-ref-count count="115">115 cited references plus 38 additional reading</book-ref-count>
<book-page-count count="532">xxxii,500</book-page-count>
<book-word-count count="349852">349,852 words not including appendices</book-word-count>