Name of Person (Unstructured)


Wrapper element for personal names where the stricter organization of the <name> element cannot be followed.

This is a very loose element, which may contain text, numbers, special characters, generated text, and any or all of the naming elements, such as <surname>.


Conversion Note: Use this element if some name parts are unknown or untagged, for example, <string-name>Prince Charles</string-name>. Using the <string-name> element is better practice than merely leaving a person’s name untagged.

The Name of Person (Unstructured) model permits the tagging of name parts within it, so a <surname> could be tagged within a Name of Person (Unstructured). Examples of when name part tagging inside <string-name> would be appropriate include:

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  string-name  (#PCDATA %string-name-elements;)*            >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<citation> Citation; <contrib> Contributor; <person-group> Person Group for a Cited Publication; <product> Product Information; <related-article> Related Article Information

Tagged Example

No sample is available at this time.