Type of Response


Used on a <response> element to indicate the type of response involved. This is not a prescribed list, but may take any text value. (See suggested values below.)


This attribute does not describe the article upon which the response is commenting; it provides information about the response itself.

Authoring Note: This attribute was added to allow for observed cases where a series of articles were grouped together as an introduction, an article, and several responses.

Attribute Values

In Element

<response> Response
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The type of response as described by the publisher. This attribute may take any value, but see the list of suggested values below.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.

Suggested usage

Recommended response type values are:


Additional information or clarification of a parent article


Discussion related to a specific issue as described in th parent article


Reply to the parent article (the most commonly used value)