Cross-Reference to a Standard

Used within one of the standards metadata elements to identify, and possibly provide a link to, another standard. This element is used to name a related standard, for example, a standard that has been revised, amended, or replaced by the current standard.


Relationship to Standard Citation: The <std-xref> element is part of the metadata of a standards document, where it is used to mention and/or point to a related standard, for example, a standard that this standards document amends. In contrast, when a standard is mentioned within the prose of a standards document, the element <std> holds the designation and other information for the standard being cited. Inside the <std> citation, the element <std-ref> may be used to identify the designation of the cited standard and separate it from other information concerning the standard.
The @type attribute can be used to indicate the relationship between the current standards document and the standard being referenced. For example, the value “amends” indicates that this is a reference to the standard which the current document amends, and the value “revises” indicates that the reference is to the standard which the current document revises.
The typical <std-xref> element contains just the designator of the standard (tagged as a <std-ref>) and an attribute to explain the relationship to the standard being mentioned. To tag a full citation to a standard, Best Practice is to use the <std> element.


Model Description

This element may be contained in:

Example 1

Showing <std-ref> within a <std-xref>:
<reg-meta originator="CEN" id="profile.reg">
 <std-xref type="supersedes">
  <std-ref>EN ISO 13849-1:2006</std-ref>
  <copyright-statement>All rights of exploitation in any form 
   and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national

Example 2

Showing the use of <std-id-group> within a <std-xref>:
 <std-xref type="revision_of">
   <std-id std-id-type="dated">ASME A17.1-2010/CSA B44-10</std-id>
   <std-id std-id-type="dated" 
     std-id-link-type="doi">10.1115/ASME A17.1-2010/CSA B44-10</std-id>
  <copyright-statement>ASME is the registered trademark of The American Society 
   of Mechanical Engineers.</copyright-statement>
  <copyright-holder>THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS</copyright-holder>
  <p>Major changes for the 2013 edition include: Requirements for ...</p>