The root element for the encoding of a standards document, such as a standard or an amendment.
Scope and Usage: Although designed for normative standards as published, revised, amended, etc. (including errata and corrigenda), this top-level element can be used to tag Guides, Technical Reports, and other standard-related documents that are not explicitly “standards”. If the model for a standard fits the other document type, such use is not a misuse of this Tag Set.
Parts of a Standards Document: A standard <standard> may be divided into several structural components.
- The front matter for the standards document (<front>), which may contain:
- The body of the standard (<body>), which contains the textual and graphical content of the standards document
- Any back matter (<back>) such as annexes and reference lists.
Editing Instructions: This Tag Set has been designed to make it possible to tag a revising document such as an amendment, which may contain only a sentence of explanatory text (“Replace the first paragraph in Section 2.3.1 with the paragraph below.”) followed by a paragraph of standards prose. The element <editing-instruction> would hold the instructions, and the element <p> would hold the prose. Such a revising document could contain full standards metadata.
This element may be contained in:
<standard dtd-version="1.0" xml:lang="en"> <front> <iso-meta>...</iso-meta> <sec sec-type="foreword"> <title>Foreword</title> ... </sec> ... </front> <body> <sec sec-type="scope" id="s1"> <label>1</label> <title>Scope</title> <p>This International Standard defines the test equipment and procedures to be used ...</p> </sec> ... </body> <back> <app-group> <app content-type="norm-annex" id="annA"> <label>Annex A</label> <annex-type>(normative)</annex-type> <title>General operational requirements</title> <sec id="annA.1"> <label>A.1</label> <title>Installation, operation and maintenance — general</title> <p>The manufacturer shall specify in documentation provided for ...</p> </sec> ... </app> ... </app-group> ... </back> </standard>