<body> Body of a Book Part

Main textual portion of the book part (such as a chapter or Dedication) that conveys the narrative content.


The <body> of a book component cannot repeat, but it takes a @specific-use attribute. This attribute can be used to indicate a very unusual book part body <body>, not the typical tagged narrative content. For example, a <body> might take a @specific-use attribute to indicate that the <body> is an untagged “bag of words” for indexing purposes, the <body> contains just undifferentiated OCR content, or the <body> is (artificially) tagged as a single paragraph which is acting as a text dump.
Related Elements
Books and book parts do not use the same element for their narrative body material. Books typically contain a <book-body> element, which may only contain <book-part> elements. In contrast, book parts typically contain a <body> element, similar to that of journal articles, and this <body> may contain text and sections, but may also contain <book-part> elements.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  body         %body-model;                                 >
Expanded Content Model

((address | alternatives | answer | answer-set | array | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | explanation | fig | fig-group | graphic | media | name-address-wrap | preformat | question | question-wrap | question-wrap-group | supplementary-material | table-wrap | table-wrap-group | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | def-list | list | tex-math | mml:math | p | related-article | related-object | ack | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group | x)*, (sec)*, (book-part | xi:include)*)

Tagged Sample

<body> containing sections

<book dtd-version="2.1">  
  <book-part id="bid.2" book-part-type="chapter">
    <sec id="bid.3">
     <p>Initially, GenBank was built and maintained at Los Alamos 
      National Laboratory (<xref ref-type="kwd" rid="bid.41">LANL</xref>). 
      In the early 1990s, this responsibility was awarded to NCBI 
      through ...</p>
    <sec id="bid.4">
     <title>International Collaboration</title>
     <p>In the mid-1990s, the GenBank database became part of the 
      International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration with the 
      EMBL database ...</p>




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