designator Designator of the Edition

The edition or version number as an unadorned numeric or alphabetic value for machine comparisons.


When an edition, version, or similar statement contains ordinals (such as “3rd”) or words such as “3rd print edition”, this attribute can preserve the edition/version number as a simple, machine-processable number, such as “3”.
OPTIONAL on many elements; click for list and usage
Value Meaning
The numeral or alphabetic character that indicates the edition or version number The straight unadorned edition number, for machine processing. Typically this is a number such as “4” or an alphabetic character such as “A”.
Restriction @designator is an optional attribute; there is no default.
Tagged Sample

An edition number

 <collab>National Committee for Clinical Laboratory
 Standards</collab>. <source>Performance standards for 
 antimicrobial disk susceptibility tests</source>.
 <comment>Approved standard</comment>.
 <edition designator="7">7<sup>th</sup> ed.</edition>
 p. <fpage>M2</fpage>&ndash;<lpage>A7</lpage>.