<doc-type> Document Type

The NISO STS document model may be used to describe many kinds of standards documents, not just standards and adoptions of standards. It is a guiding principle of this Tag Set that any standards document that can use the modeling rules for a “standard” may be tagged according to this Tag Set. This <doc-type> element names the type of document, for example, a standard (“standard”), a specification (“spec”), or a technical report (“tr”).


English-language Content
The <doc-type> element may contain any description of the document type. Typical content in English includes text such as:
  • standard (Standard from a standards-producing organization or adoption of a standard. This is expected to be the most common value.)
  • adv (Advisory)
  • guide (Guide to a Standard)
  • hb (Handbook)
  • is (International Standard)
  • isp (International Standardized Profile)
  • iwa (International Workshop Agreement)
  • mp (Miscellaneous Publication)
  • pas (Publicly Available Specification)
  • r (Recommendation. ISO Note: Obsolete for ISO-related standards documents.)
  • rec (Rec)
  • safety guide (Safety Guide)
  • sp (Specific Publication)
  • spec (Specification)
  • ssg (Specific Safety Guide)
  • stp (Standard Test Procedure)
  • tes method (Test Method)
  • tir (Technical Information Request)
  • tn (Technical Note)
  • tr (Technical Report)
  • ts (Technical Specification)
  • tta (Technology Trends Assessment)
  • wa (Workshop Agreement)
Non-English Document Type Content
The text content of <doc-type> will typically be in the base language of the standard. For example, here are some document types that might be used for a German standard, taken from DIN standards documents:
Entwurf einer Norm
Technische Regel (Technical Rule, for example, for DIN SPEC documents: http://www.din.de/en/about-standards/din-spec-en)

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Model Description
Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
Tagged Samples
As part of ISO-related <std-ident>
<iso-meta id="profile.int">
As part of ISO-related <std-ident> (in Finnish)
<std-ident xml:lang="fi">
<doc-type>TEKNINEN RAPORTTI</doc-type>
As part of ISO-related <std-ident> using German abbreviations