Type of Response

Type of response (<response>); parallels @article-type.


This attribute does not describe the article upon which the response is commenting; it provides information about the response itself.

Design Note: This attribute was added to allow for observed cases where a series of articles were grouped together as an introduction, an article, and several responses.

Attribute Values

In Element

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe type of response as described by the publisher, for example, “discussion”.
Restriction: This is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Suggested usage

Recommended response type values are:


Additional information or clarification of the parent article


Discussion related to a specific issue as described in the parent article


Reply to the parent article (the most commonly used value)