Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
A formatting element used in one of three contexts: as an entry in a simple, random, or ordered <list>; as part of a <defitem> inside a definition list; or as an entry within the <change> element. In the first instance, the <item> can be a number, word, or phrase. In a definition list, which is usually displayed as two columns, a <defitem> pairs a <label> with a corresponding <item> containing text that defines, describes, or explains the terms or other text tagged as the <label>. In the <eadheader> <revisiondesc> <change> element, the <item> designates information about a revision to the finding aid and is often paired with a <date>.
Do not confuse with <chronitem>, which designates entries in a Chronology List <chronlist>.
See also related elements <list>, <defitem>, and <change>.
#PCDATA, abbr, address, archref, bibref, blockquote, chronlist, corpname, date, emph, expan, extptr, extref, famname, function, genreform, geogname, lb, linkgrp, list, name, note, num, occupation, origination, persname, ptr, ref, repository, subject, table, title, unitdate, unittitle
May occur within:
change, defitem, list
1. <eadheader langencoding="iso639-2b"> <eadid>[...]</eadid> . . . <revisiondesc> <change> <date normal="19970505">May 5, 1997</date> <item>This electronic finding aid was updated to current markup standards by Sarah Taylor using a perl script. Updates included: eadheader, eadid, arrangement of did elements and their labels.</item> </change> </revisiondesc> </eadheader>
2. <list type="deflist"> <defitem> <label>ALS</label> <item>Autograph Letter Signed</item> </defitem> <defitem> <label>TLS</label> <item>Typewritten Letter Signed</item> </defitem> </list>
May 26, 2006