Total number of pages in a work in print; by convention, each page or partial page is counted as one. Electronic-only works do not traditionally have page counts.
Inside the <counts> container element are the counts of various components of the document: the generic count element <count> (for which the @count-type names what is being counted) and the specific named counting elements: the <fig-count> is the number of figures, the <table-count> is the number of tables, the <equation-count> is the number of display equations, the <ref-count> is either the number of references or (more properly) the number of citations in the bibliographic reference list, the <page-count> is the total page count, and the <word-count> is the number of words in the work.
The count elements are modeled as EMPTY elements that have no content but carry values on their attributes.
<!ELEMENT page-count EMPTY >
This is an EMPTY element
... <article-meta> ... <abstract>...</abstract> <conference> <conf-date iso-8601-date="1999">1999</conf-date> <conf-name>The 27th annual ACM SI/GUCCS conference</conf-name> <conf-acronym>SIGUCCS</conf-acronym> <conf-num>27</conf-num> <conf-loc>Denver, Colorado, United States</conf-loc> <conf-sponsor>ACM, Assoc. for Computing Machinery</conf-sponsor> <conf-theme>User services conference for university and college computing service organizations</conf-theme> </conference> <counts> <count count-type="contributors" count="3"/> <fig-count count="5"/> <table-count count="3"/> <equation-count count="10"/> <ref-count count="26"/> <page-count count="6"/> <word-count count="2847"/> </counts> </article-meta> ...