EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <dentry> Display Entry

Description:

A formatting element that designates a single cell in a complex tabular layout by using the SPANNAME attribute to specify which columns the cell spans. The layout for a printed finding aid is often a multicolumn display with varying column widths. Four table elements work together to preserve the hierarchically indented appearance of printed finding aid container lists and descriptions of series: <tspec>, <thead>, <drow>, and <dentry>. Many online finding aids do not need to preserve these strict layouts and can rely on indented Component <c> elements to distinguish subordinate parts of Components <c> and associate them with the appropriate <container> or <unitid> elements.

The table layout is first specified in the Table Specification <tspec> element, which uses the subelements <colspec> and <spanspec> to spell out the column characteristics. A Table Head <thead> contains the column heads. The Display Row <drow> is part of a Component <c> and groups information that constitutes a row in the table. The Display Entry <dentry> identifies one cell in the tabular display, and is followed by elements that designate the cell's content, for example, <unittitle> or <unitid>.

The tabular display features that may be used within <dsc>, such as Display Entry <dentry>, are not included in the default version of the DTD. To "switch on" these elements, change the value of the parameter entity "%tabular" in the ead.dtd and eadgrp.dtd files from IGNORE to INCLUDE and the value of the parameter entity "%nontabular" from INCLUDE to IGNORE.

For additional information about using these specialized tabular elements, consult the EAD Retrospective Conversion Guidelines at the University of California, Berkeley: <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/amher/upguide.html>.

May contain:

abstract, add, admininfo, arrangement, bioghist, container, controlaccess, dao, daogrp, note, odd, organization, origination, physdesc, physloc, repository, scopecontent, unitdate, unitid, unittitle

May occur within:

drow

Attributes:

ALIGN#IMPLIED, left, right, center, justify, char
ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
CHAR #IMPLIED, CDATA
CHAROFF #IMPLIED, CDATA
COLNAME #IMPLIED, NMTOKEN
COLSEP #IMPLIED, CDATA
ID #IMPLIED, ID
MOREROWS#IMPLIED, CDATA
NAMEEND#IMPLIED, NMTOKEN
NAMEST#IMPLIED, NMTOKEN
ROTATE#IMPLIED, CDATA
ROWSEP#IMPLIED, CDATA
SPANNAME #IMPLIED, NMTOKEN
VALIGN #IMPLIED, top, middle, bottom

Example:

<c01 level="series">
<did><unittitle>Series 1: Correspondence,
<unitdate type="inclusive">1911-1958.</unitdate></unittitle>
</did>
<thead><row>
<entry spanname="c1-3">Container</entry>
<entry spanname="c4-6">Folder</entry>
<entry spanname="c7-16">Contents</entry>
<entry spanname="c17-20">Dates</entry></row></thead>
<c02>
<drow>
<dentry spanname="c1-3">
<container type="box">Box 1</container></dentry>
<dentry spanname="c4-6">
<container type="folder">1</container></dentry>
<dentry spanname="c7-16"><unittitle>General correspondence
</unittitle></dentry>
<dentry spanname="c17-20"><unitdate type="inclusive">1911-1958</unitdate>
</dentry></drow></c02>
<c02>
<drow>
<dentry spanname="c1-3">
<container type="box">Box 1</container></dentry>
<dentry spanname="c4-6">
<container type="folder">2</container></dentry>
<dentry spanname="c7-16"><unittitle>Bell's Dog Farm</unittitle>
</dentry>
<dentry spanname="c17-20"><unitdate type="inclusive">1951-1952
</unitdate> </dentry></drow>
</c02>
[other possible elements and text... ]
</c01>


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