<uri> Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)

Identifies a Uniform Resource Identifier (such as a URL) that may be used as a live link, typically naming a website, such as: “<uri>https://www.mulberrytech.com</uri>”).


While the <uri> element has the form of a URI such as a URL, it is not automatically a link, nor even expected to be a live link. To make this element into a live link, use the XLink @xlink:href attribute.

Base Attributes

Linking Attributes

xlink:type (fixed value = simple)


xmlns:xlink (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink)
Models and Context
May be contained in
Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  uri          (#PCDATA %uri-elements;)*                    >
Expanded Content Model


Tagged Samples
Part of an address in <std-org-loc>
<std-org std-org-type="sdo" std-org-role="co-producer" std-org-level="1">
 <std-org-name>American Society of Mechanical Engineers</std-org-name>
  ><addr-line>2 Park Ave.</addr-line>
  <city>New York</city>
In a citation
<ref id="ref_16">
 <mixed-citation publication-type="webpage" publication-format="print"
  ><source>Moving Mountains Project &mdash; Physical Delivery 
   of Library Materials</source> [website]. Available at: 
Referenced in text (not as a live link)
<p>In order to determine whether a given document is the current 
edition and whether it has been amended through the issuance of 
amendments, corrigenda, or errata, visit the IEEE-SA Website at 
<uri>http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/standards.jsp</uri> or contact 
IEEE at the address listed previously. For more information about 
the IEEE-SA or IEEE&#x0027;s standards development process, visit 
the IEEE-SA Website at <uri>http://standards.ieee.org</uri>.</p>