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contains the unique identifier of a document in a body of documents or its locator in the holdings of an archives or a library

General Comment:

Attributes: id, lang, type

Part of: charter , archIdentifier , body


<text type="charter" id="1">

<text type="charter" id="2">


<arch>Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv</arch>
<archFond>HU Passau</arch>


I would call it unique identifier, so that it can be something else than a number. In fact, it could easily be a classification code or a word linked to a naming convention
(Luciana Duranti, 2007-02-18 11:01:22)


TEI-P5 restricts idno to bibliographic items

(TEI, 2007-02-18 11:01:26)


I think we should not use <idno> for the number of a document in an archives. It is not always a number but often a mixture of words and numbers. So, wy don’t we use the word reference (=> Vocabulaire international de la diplomatique No. 33) and perhaps we can change it to <archreference> to make a distinction between this element and the <ref>-element. <idno> for a number within a edition etc. is o.k. for me. I see, that you can distinguish the archival idno from other by it's context, but it has to be used with great care, that <idno> can be used for the identification of an instrument in the current collection.
(Karsten Uhde, 2007-02-20 16:14:33)

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