<book-body> Body of the Book

Main textual portion of the book that conveys the narrative content.


The <book-body> of a book cannot repeat, but it takes a @specific-use attribute. This attribute could be used to indicate a very unusual book body (<book-body>), not the typical tagged narrative content. For example, a <book-body> might take a @specific-use attribute to indicate that the <book-body> is an untagged “bag of words” for indexing purposes, the <book-body> contains just undifferentiated OCR content, or the <book-body> is (artificially) tagged as a single paragraph which is acting as a text dump.
Related Elements
Back Matter — Books and book parts do not use the same element for their back matter. Books may contain a <book-back> element, which may contain <book-part> elements. In contrast, book parts may contain a <back> element, similar to that of journal articles, and this <back> cannot contain <book-part> elements.
Parts of a Book — A BITS <book> may be divided into several metadata components:
  1. the <processing-meta> (metadata concerning the XML file rather than the work); and
  2. the <collection-meta> (metadata concerning collections in which this book is a component); and
  3. the <book-meta> (the bibliographic information about the entire book);
and several narrative text components:
  1. the <front-matter> (the narrative front matter of a book or book part such as a Preface);
  2. the <book-body> (the textual and graphical content of the book); and
  3. any <book-back> (any ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any one of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  book-body    %book-body-model;                            >
Expanded Content Model

((book-part | xi:include)+)

Tagged Sample

Containing <book-part>s

<book dtd-version="2.1">  

  <book-part id="bid.1" book-part-type="part">
     <label>Part 1</label>
     <title>The Databases</title>
    <sec id="bid.3">
     <p>Initially, GenBank was built and maintained at Los Alamos 
      National Laboratory. In the early 1990s, this responsibility 
      was awarded to NCBI through congressional mandate. ...</p>




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