Re: [niso-sts] Where to put <long-desc>

Subject: Re: [niso-sts] Where to put <long-desc>
From: "Bruce Rosenblum bruce@xxxxxxxxx" <niso-sts-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 20:53:08 -0000
Hi Denise,

long-desc is not used to describe the entire document.

long-desc is specifically meant for figures, so it should be inside the
<fig> element, and there should be one to describe each figure in the
document. Please see the example at the bottom of

long-desc can also be used to describe other objects such as tables or
media objects, but it is more frequently used for figures.


At 03:45 PM 2/2/2018, Denise French dfrenchlibrary@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

  Thank you, but this does not help. WHERE should that long description
  to which the document points BE? Is it part of the XML? That is, if
  the long description is a paragraph, where in the XML is that
  paragraph? And if it is not in the XML, where should it be? Are we
  expected to put it on a public server in a place that we hope will
  never change and point to it? This seems odd, and probably

  Perhaps I am misunderstanding something, but it looks to me like the
  "Best Practice" is to put the actual text of the long description
  outside the <long-desc> tag, but I don't see any guidance on where to
  put it.

  On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 3:37 PM, Robert Wheeler wheelerr@xxxxxxxx <
  niso-sts-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

      Hi Denise,


      This is one of the tags (and descriptions) binheritedb from
      JATS. Apologies if I am misunderstanding your question, but under
      the Remarks, there is some further description:

      bLong Description Contents:B This element was originally designed
      toB containB a description, but some newer systems expect this
      element to contain a URI that points to such a description.b


      So, the element can contain this long description, but could also
      contain a URI that points to that long description.


      Please let me know if I am misunderstanding your question.



      Robert B


      From: Denise French dfrenchlibrary@xxxxxxxxx [

      Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 2:55 PM

      To: niso-sts-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      Subject: [niso-sts] Where to put <long-desc>


      Please be patient with me, I have another question:B


      I read in the element description of <long-desc> that: "Best
      Practice is to incorporate a textual description, including or
      ending with an untagged URI, and repeat the URI in theB @xlink:hrefB
      attribute so that a link can be made."


      What I don't see is what it should link TO. And if, as I guess, it
      should link to a textual description, where should that description
      be? It seems logical that it should be part of the XML of the
      document, because if it is not it won't be transmitted with the
      document. But ... where. And tagged how? And if NOT part of the
      document, then where should it be and how will people know to point
      to it?B


      Thank you.


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