Front Matter Part

Narrative introductory material such as an “Introduction to the Fifth Edition”, etc.


Best Practice: While this element may be used for a Preface, Foreword, or Dedication, it is better practice to tag such portions of front matter with their respective elements <preface>, <foreword>, and <dedication> respectively. The <front-matter-part> is more properly used for narrative introductory material that does not “fit” one of these more specific elements, for example, a segment named “Introduction to the Fifth Edition” or “Executive Summary”.
This is a more simplified version of a book part, being non-recursive.


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  front-matter-part
                        (%front-matter-part-model;)                  >

Expanded Content Model

((book-part-meta?, named-book-part-body?, back?))


Any one of:

This element may be contained in:


<book dtd-version="2.0">  
<title>About this book</title>
<sec sec-type="miscinfo">
<title>The NCBI Handbook</title>
<p>Bioinformatics consists of a computational approach
to biomedical information management and analysis. It is
being used increasingly as a component of research within
both academic and industrial settings and is becoming
integrated into both undergraduate and postgraduate
curricula. The new generation of biology graduates is
emerging with experience in using bioinformatics resources
and, in some cases, programming skills.</p>