Schema presentation

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A LIDO element is presented as follows, here exemplified by the LIDO periodName element:

  • The tag-name for the element in angle brackets. Example: <periodName>.
  • Description contains a short explanation of the element including references to a type attribute, where applicable. Note that information is given in “How to record” and “Notes” in LIDO v1.0 now is integrated into either element descriptions in LIDO v1.1, or in accompanying terminology recommendations.
    • If the element has a type attribute, the definition is provided under this heading.
  • Label displays the element designation in natural language. Example: Period/Style. Note that the element label may differ from the tag-name in some cases due to legacy reasons or for better readability.
  • Structure points to the super-element(s) in Contained by and sub-element(s) in May contain, sequence defined in complex type. Example: contained by ‘event’, may contain ‘skos:Concept’, ‘conceptID’, ‘term’.
  • Technical information outlines
    • the Type (complex type) the element is based on. Example: conceptComplexType
    • the Attributes the element can have. Example: type and sortorder.
    • the Cardinality as defined occurrence of the element, and whether its usage is Mandatory or Repeatable. Example: mandatory ‘no’, repeatable ‘yes’.
    • Data values indicate whether controlled format/terminology or free text is the expected content of this element. Example: Controlled terminology for both, the element and its type attribute.
    • a reference to Schematron rules applied for quality assessment. Example: ‘conceptComplexType allows only skos:Concept from SKOS namespace’.
  • Further information with references to the description’s source and a more detailed discussion about the element as provided by CDWA Definitions and Guidelines.
  • Terminology/Format recommendation for the element and/or attribute, linking to suggestions given in an accompanying document. Example: For the element: Linked open vocabulary for Period/Style; For the type attribute: LIDO Terminology for Type of Period/Style.