Label (of a Figure, Reference, Etc.)


The number and any prefix word associated with, for example, the title or the caption of a Figure, such as “Figure 3.” or “Exhibit 2.”. This element is also used for the number or symbol used as a prefix character for a footnote and placed at the place of the footnote reference.


This element can be used to preserve the prefix number or label of an element, for example, for a reference or citation “25.” or “[Lapeyre 2002]”. This can be useful when reconstructing untagged cross references.

Model Description

Any combination of:

Tagged Example

Label for a Figure

<p>Geriatric day hospitals developed rapidly in the United Kingdom in the 
1960s as an important component of care provision. ... 
Although there is considerable descriptive literature on day hospital 
care,<xref ref-type="bibr" rid="B1">1</xref> concern has been expressed 
that evidence for effectiveness is equivocal and that day hospital care 
is expensive.<xref ref-type="bibr" rid="B2">2</xref> ...</p>...
<ref id="B1"><label>1</label>
<collab>Research Unit of the Royal 
College of Physicians and British
Geriatric Society</collab>
<source>Geriatric day hospitals: their role 
and guidelines for good
<ref id="B2">...</ref>