RE: [jats-list] Media reference

Subject: RE: [jats-list] Media reference
From: "Orris, Rebecca (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]" <orrisrl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:20:54 +0000

Doesn't the <media> element work for this (available in NLM DTD and JATS)?

<media> Media Object
An external file that holds a media object, such as an animation or a movie
The "content" of the <media> element is not the object itself, but merely
information concerning the object. The external file that contains the object
is named by the @xlink:href attribute.


p.s. Making us of the cool new functionality to add permalinks to all the
pages of the documentation, so it was easy for me to send a link to the exact

Rebecca L. Orris, PhD
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Eden [mailto:meden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 8:37 AM
To: jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jats-list] Media reference

I'm having trouble deciding how to code a media sound file  that is not
supplementary material. This is for an online only title that has
reference to sound file (speech).  <xref> attribute ref-type does not
include "media" or anything similar. "other" seems to be a bit loose. Also

it is strange that there is no over arching grouping element for this kind

of stand alone media. Do other users of JATS code these within <fig> (and
consider it an "audible" figure)?  If so then presumably one could use
fig-type="sound-file" or fig-type="media".
I'd very much appreciate thoughts on this.

Mike Eden

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