Type of Response


Used on a <response> element to indicate the type of response involved


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
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)