URI for This Same Work Online


The URI (such as, for example, a URL) for an online version of a print document. This element may be used when a document is available in multiple forms, for example, both in print and in an expanded version with additional graphics available online.


The textual content of this element may be a URI (typically naming a website) when the text is used as a live link, or the element content may just be a few words and the link attributes hold the real link, for example,

<self-uri xlink:href="...URL here...">This book is available online</self-uri>


xlink:actuate Actuating the Link
xlink:href Href (Linking Mechanism)
xlink:role Role of the Link
xlink:show Showing the Link
xlink:title Title of the Link
xlink:type Type of Link
xmlns:xlink XLink Namespace Declaration

Related Elements

The <self-uri> element is used when a document is available in multiple forms, for example, as a means of indicating the online version of a print book. Conversely, a URI that indicates a different book or any other kind of external reference is usually tagged with the <ext-link> element. The element <uri>, although allowed everywhere <ext-link> is used, is more typically part of an address, information concerning a contributor, or part of a reference citation. Loosely put, an external link <ext-link> is intended to act as a link; a URI <uri> makes no promises but identifies a URI, such as a URL, when it is present in the text of an address or a citation; and <self-uri> points to another form of the same document.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  self-uri     (#PCDATA %self-uri-elements;)*               >


Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

<book-meta> Book Metadata; <book-part-meta> Book Part Metadata

Tagged Example

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