symbol Symbol

Stores the symbol (for example, an asterisk, numeral, section mark) that was displayed in the original document to identify a specific footnote, if this symbol is to be preserved.


In NISO STS, this attribute is used only on footnotes and collaborations. This is expected to be uncommon in standards documents.
OPTIONAL on elements: <collab>, <fn>
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The symbol, such as a dagger “†”, used to mark a footnote or inclusion in a collaboration.
Restriction This is an optional attribute; there is no default.