Et Al Elements


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


Many journal Tag Sets 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 Tag Set, the element is usually used as an empty element, but the Tag Set also accommodates those journal Tag Sets (Blackwell’s DTD, 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”.

This Parameter Entity is currently set as %just-rendition;, which in turn is a null string, i.e., there is no string content. However, a customization module could redefine this Parameter Entity, thereby adding elements to the <etal> element.


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