<full> Full Title

Contains the full title of the standard. Normally, this contains all the introductory, main, and complementary titles and subtitles in a precombined form, possibly with punctuation and spacing added between title components. The full title is a good interchange option, to communicate the title of a standard.


When there is no additional text beyond what is contained in the various component titles (<intro>, <main>, and <compl>), this element may seem slightly redundant. But it is Best Practice always to provide a full title for searching, display convenience, and to handle special cases, even when the full title could in principle be constructed from the various component titles.
ISO Note
For an ISO standard, the current full title is currently constructed from all of the introductory, main, and complementary titles, in that order, with each title separated from the others by a space, an em-dash and a space, a semicolon, or similar separator.
Related Elements
Tagging the Title of a Standard: The title of a standard may be tagged as a whole (<full>) or divided into introductory, main, and complementary components:
  • Introductory: The optional introductory title(s) are the initial part(s) of a standard’s title, which typically indicate the broad context of the standard or of a sponsoring group or provide a stock phrase such as “Standard Specification for”. Each introductory title may contain only text or include its own label and subtitles.
  • Main: The optional main portion of the standard’s title, which typically indicates the principal subject of the standard. A main title may contain only text or include its own label and subtitles.
  • Complementary: The optional complementary title(s) are the final part(s) of a standard’s title. Complementary titles follow the <main> title and typically provide details concerning which particular aspect of the general topic is treated by the standards document. Each complementary title may contain only text or include its own label and subtitles.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  full         %full-model;                                 >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | num | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | tbx:entailedTerm | xref | sub | sup | break | citation-alternatives | element-citation | mixed-citation | std)*

Tagged Samples
Full title of a standard
 <intro>2015 ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code</intro>
  <main>Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components</main> 
 <compl level="1">Division 1</compl>
 <compl-title-wrap level="2">
  <compl>Subsection NH</compl> 
  <subtitle>Class 1 Components in Elevated Temperature Service</subtitle>
 <full>2015 ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code, Section III: Rules 
  for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components, Division 1, 
  Subsection NH: Class 1 Components in Elevated Temperature Service</full>
Standard title for co-produced standard
 <intro>Information Technology</intro>
  <main>Telecommunications and information exchange between 
  <subtitle>Local and metropolitan area networks</subtitle>
 <compl level="1">Technical reports and guidelines</compl>
 <compl-title-wrap level="2">
  <label>Part 5:</label>
  <compl>Media Access Control (MAC) Bridging of Ethernet V2.0 in 
   Local Area Networks</compl>
 <full>Information Technology — Telecommunications and information 
  exchange between systems — Local and metropolitan area networks — 
  Technical reports and guidelines — Part 5: Media Access Control 
  (MAC) Bridging of Ethernet V2.0 in Local Area Networks</full>
Full title (twice) for standard metadata in two languages
<iso-meta id="profile.int">
 <title-wrap xml:lang="de">
  <intro>Sicherheit von Maschinen</intro>
  <main>Sicherheitsbezogene Teile von Steuerungen</main>
  <compl>Teil 1: Allgemeine Gestaltungsleitsätze</compl>
  <full>Sicherheit von Maschinen — Sicherheitsbezogene Teile von 
   Steuerungen — Teil 1: Allgemeine Gestaltungsleitsätze</full>
 <title-wrap xml:lang="en">
  <intro>Safety of machinery</intro>
  <main>Safety-related parts of control systems</main>
  <compl>Part 1: General principles for design</compl>
  <full>Safety of machinery — Safety-related parts of control 
   systems — Part 1: General principles for design</full>