<preface> Preface

A named book component that contains text which is called a “Preface”; each publisher is free to define that term.
Note: A publisher could choose to call this component just another <front-matter-part>, but many publishers specifically identify prefaces, so this element was included in the BITS Tag Set.

Base Attributes


xmlns:mml (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML)
xmlns:xlink (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink)
xmlns:xsi (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance)
Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  preface      %preface-model;                              >
Expanded Content Model

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

Tagged Sample

In front matter of a book

   <book-part-id book-part-id-type="publisher">NBK98243</book-part-id>
   <p>Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, systematic
    reviews of existing research on the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness,
    and comparative harms of different medical tests, are intended ...</p>
   <p>The <italic>Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews</italic> complements
   <p>The series of chapters comprising this Medical Test Methods Guide
    is the result of a collaborative effort ...</p>
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