Re: [jats-list] Element for wrapping a group of xref elements

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Element for wrapping a group of xref elements
From: Bruce Rosenblum <bruce@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:36:35 -0500

You can tag in all versions of NLM or in JATS as:

"induce co-stimulatory molecule elevation<xref rid="r14 r15 r18">14, 15, 18</xref>"

This works fine for references, and you can also do the same with tables or figures, as in:

<xref rid="t1 t2 t3 t4">Tables 1-4</xref>

but beware that this may create a usability problem for the reader because there's no "point" on which you can click to go to table 2 or table 3. This is less of a problem with references since they are all in the same proximity.

In both cases, the key behind this is that the DTD declares rid to be IDREFS, not simply IDREF.


At 08:26 AM 12/5/2012, Alf Eaton wrote:
Is there an element in the JATS DTD that is suitable for denoting a
collection of xref elements in the body of an article?

For example, in various citation styles:

"induce co-stimulatory molecule

"induce co-stimulatory molecules elevation
<xref-group>(<xref>Gagliardi 2000</xref>; <xref>Berin

"induce co-stimulatory molecule

If the citations were marked up in this way, then it would be possible
for the renderer to choose which style
(numeric/superscript/parenthetical) to use when rendering them.

For example, <xref-group><xref rid="ref-14">14</xref><xref
rid="ref-15">15</xref><xref rid="ref-16">16</xref></xref-group> could
be turned into a comma-separated list of numbers, a hyphenated pair of
numbers, or a semi-colon-separated list of author/year pairs, with the
appropriate punctuation.


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