Body of the Book


The main textual portion of the book, or a book component such as a chapter, that conveys the content

Related Elements

A book <book> may be divided into four parts:

  1. the <book-meta> (the book metadata or header information);
  2. the <book-front> (textual material that precedes the actual contents of a book, for example, author biographical information or a preface);
  3. the <body> (textual and graphical content of the book); and
  4. any <back> (ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  body         %body-model;                                 >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<book> Book; <book-part> Book Part; <collection> Collection

Tagged Example

<book-part id="bid.2" book-part-type="chapter" book-part-number="1">
<sec id="bid.3">
<p>Initially, GenBank was built and maintained at Los Alamos National 
Laboratory (<xref ref-type="kwd" rid="bid.41">LANL</xref>). In the 
early 1990s, this responsibility was awarded to NCBI through ...</p>
<sec id="bid.4">
<title>International Collaboration</title>
<p>In the mid-1990s, the GenBank database became part of the International 
Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration with the EMBL database ...</p>


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