sec-type

Type of Section

Used to record the type of semantic content included in the section (for example, “foreword”, “terms”, or “scope”).

Used on Elements: <sec>, <term-sec>

ValueMeaning
Text, numbers, or special characters.Names the main semantic type of the section content, such as “scope”. This is not a restricted list, the attribute may take any value, but see some typical suggested values below.
RestrictionThis is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Suggested usage

Best Practice: Although this attribute may take any text as values, this attribute is most useful for interchange and processing when a list of values is maintained and these values are used consistently to tag standards document sections. The following section type values are suggested to name the semantic content of a section (<sec>):
abbreviations
Abbreviations (and acronyms)
app
Apparatus / Appareillage
applicable-documents
Applicable documents
bibl
Bibliography / Bibliographie
classif
Classification, designation and coding / Classification, désignation et codification
conditions
Conditions
correspondence
A section, typically inside front matter (<front>) regarding how to communicate with standards-writing committee
definitions
Definitions and terms / Définitions et Termes
endorsement
Endorsements
executive-summary
Executive summary
foreword
Foreword / Avant-propos
index
Index (used historically, but likely to be uncommon in NISO STS, as indexes will normally be generated automatically from the XML or tagged using the <index> element in the XML)
inform-annex
Informative annex / Annex informative / Non-normative annex
inspection
Inspection
interpretation-info
Information about how to request interpretation
intro
Introduction
legalese
Sections inside the front matter (<front>) that pertain to legal matters or rights, typically displayed as part of the copyright page or title page material. (See also <meta-note>.)
list-change
Change List / List of Changes / Descriptive listing of changes (For a summary of changes, use “sum-change”.)
marking
Packaging and Marking
materials
Materials
methods
Methods
non-norm-refs
Non-normative references
norm-annex
Normative annex / Annexe normative
norm-refs
Normative references / Références normatives
packaging
Packaging
policy-statement
Policy statement
procedure
Procedure (proper sequence of performance)
properties
Properties
purpose
Purpose
reagents
Reagents and/or materials / Réactifs et/ou matériaux
reqs
Requirements / Exigences
roster
Committee member listings
sampling
Sampling / Échantillonnage
scope
Scope / Domaine d’application
significance
Significance and use (relevance, suitability, meaning, and assumptions behind a test)
sum-change
Summary of changes (For a detailed list of changes, use “list-change”).
supp-reqs
Supplementary requirements.
symbols
Symbols and abbreviated terms / Symboles et termes abrégés
terms
Terms and definitions / Termes et définitions
terms-and-symbols
Terms, definitions, symbols, units and abbreviated terms / Termes, définitions, symboles, unités et termes abrégés (Note: the exact section title may vary. This combined section type is non-preferred in favor of the uncombined section type values “terms” and “symbols”. This combined value has been retained because it has been used in extant standards documents.)
tests
Test methods / Méthodes d’essai
verification
Verification
warning
Hazards and warnings
The value “Glossary” was considered for inclusion in the list above, but was not chosen. The combined value “Terms and Symbols” was also considered, but for Best Practice the uncombined values “Terms” and “Symbols” are preferred.

Example

...
<sec sec-type="intro">
 <label>1</label>
 <title>Introduction</title>
 <sec sec-type="purpose">
  <label>1.1</label>
  <title>Purpose</title>
  <p>This standard establishes criteria for ...</p>
  <p>By identifying the properties consistent with ...</p>
 </sec>
 <sec sec-type="scope">
  <label>1.2</label>
  <title>Scope</title>
  <p>The standard applies to ...</p>
 </sec>
</sec>

<sec sec-type="terms">
 <label>2</label>
 <title>Definitions</title>
 ...
</sec>

<sec sec-type="norm-refs">
 <label>3</label>
 <title>Referenced Standards</title>
 ...
</sec>

<sec sec-type="reqs">
 <label>4</label>
 <title>Minimum Requirements for ...</title>
 ...
</sec>
...