Container element for counts of a document (for example, number of tables, number of figures, number of words).


Many elements in the base Suite were created explicitly for import conversion, that is, so that the intellectual work of tagging done by publishers would not be discarded when they converted material from another tag set to this Tag Set. The count elements are a perfect example of this rationale; they are conversion elements and should only be tagged if present in the original source.

Related Elements

Inside the <counts> container element are the counts of various components of 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  counts       %counts-model;                               >

Expanded Content Model

(book-count*, book-fig-count?, book-table-count?, book-equation-count?, book-ref-count?, book-page-count?, book-word-count?)


This element may be contained in:

Example 1

A simple page count using a (preferred) predefined element:
<book-page-count count="1"/>

Example 2

Predefined counts and a custom count of features:
<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>