Et Al Elements


Elements that can be included along with data characters inside the content model of an <etal> element


Many journal DTDs model the <etal> element as EMPTY, that is, the element has no content. Such an empty element is typically used as a place holder, for example, to generate the text “et al.” via a stylesheet. In this DTD, the element is usually used as an empty element, but the DTD also accommodates those journal DTDs (Blackwell’s, for example) which expect content inside <etal>, so the element is modeled with text content instead of as formally EMPTY and may contain text such as “Associates, co-workers, and colleagues”.

Design Note: All inline mixes begin with an OR bar; since %just-rendition; is an inline mix, the OR bar is already there and need not be added to %etal-elements;.


<!ENTITY % etal-elements
                        "%just-rendition; "                          >