Container element for information concerning the origin of an extract, display quote, poetry, or similar element.


Usage: This element is a very unregulated container that may hold a description of the source, name of the author, formal thanks, copyright material, or other information.

Display/Formatting Note: The contents of this element are typically displayed on a separate line (or lines), following the material it concerns, thus inheriting that material’s margins.


id Document Internal Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
xml:base Base
xml:lang Language

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  attrib       (#PCDATA %attrib-elements;)*                 >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | hr | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup | x | break)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<array>, <boxed-text>, <chem-struct-wrap>, <disp-formula>, <disp-quote>, <fig>, <graphic>, <media>, <preformat>, <statement>, <supplementary-material>, <table-wrap>, <table-wrap-foot>, <verse-group>

Example 1

Table compiled from other sources:

<table-wrap position="anchor">
<label>Table 1</label>
<title>Incidence of COPD in Asian Countries: a Comparison
of Japan, Korea, and India</title>
<attrib>To compile this table, the authors reviewed data
from three studies on the incidence of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) in Asia conducted since 2001:
(1) COPD in Japan: the Nippon COPD Epidemiology Study.
Respirology. 2004;9:458-465; (2) Prevalence of Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Korea: A Population-based
Spirometry Survey. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005;172:842
-847; (3) A multicentric study on epidemiology of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease and its relationship with
tobacco smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure.
Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2006;48:23-27.</attrib>

Example 2

Poet and source for a poem:

<title>Buy or Lease?<break/>
Two Models for Scholarly Information<break/>
at the End (or the Beginning) of an Era</title>
<verse-line>Some say the world will end in fire,</verse-line>
<verse-line>Some say in ice.</verse-line>
<verse-line>From what I&rsquo;ve tasted of desire</verse-line>
<verse-line>I hold with those who favor fire.</verse-line>
<verse-line>But if it had to perish twice,</verse-line>
<verse-line>I think I know enough of hate</verse-line>
<verse-line>To say that for destruction ice</verse-line>
<verse-line>Is also great</verse-line>
<verse-line>And would suffice.</verse-line>
<attrib>&mdash;Robert Frost &ldquo;Fire and Ice&rdquo;</attrib>
<p>Within living memory, our use of print (static) information has been
governed by copyright law and the practices that have evolved around it.
Enter electronic information, where publishers deliver it with licenses and
new rules, a very different framework from copyright....</p>

Example 3

Source for a graphic image:

<fig id="f1" orientation="portrait" position="float">
<graphic xlink:href="f1"/>
<attrib>Brookhaven National Laboratory</attrib>