The attribute claimant points to an <agent> or <person> who makes a claim. @claimant within <body> indicates the default persons to be credited or blamed for an assertion.

Claimants are not to be confused with the editor of a TAN file. If an editor X writes a TAN-c file that says that person Y makes such-and-such a claim, then the implication is that X claims that Y claims that....

This attribute is taken into account before all other attributes. That is, @claimant is to be interpreted to mean: "@claimant states the following:...." Multiple values of @claimant are interpreted to mean "and", resulting in distribution of the claim (e.g., claimant="x y" becomes "x claims that..." and "y claims that...").

If you wish to claim that claimant X claimed that claimant Y claimed that claimant Z...., only the original claimant is given to @claimant, and each of the other claimants are placed in a @subject in an embedded <claim> that serves as the object of the master <claim>.

This attribute is inheritable. See the section called “Attribute inheritability and priority”

Formal Definition

Defined at: TAN-A-div.rng

Used by: ~body-content-non-class-2, ~claim


Taken from ar.cat.tan-a-div


Taken from ringoroses.div.1