The element version identifies the version of a work. Applicable to sources that contain multiple versions, e.g., original text and facing translations. Like <work>, <version> points to a conceptual entity, not a physical one.

In the context of a class 1 file, the entity identified by <version> is assumed to be a version of the entity defined in <work>. In TAN-c files, however, no relationship is assumed between <version> and any putative work, unless explicitly stated in that file.

Very few work-versions have their own URN names. It is advisable to assign a tag URN or a UUID. If you have used an IRI for <work> that you are entitled to modify, you may wish to add a suffix that will name the version. If you need to specify exactly where on a text-bearing object a version appears, <desc> or <comment> should be used.

For more, see the section called “One work”

Formal Definition


Defined at: TAN-core.rng

Used by: ~defn-claims, ~defn-class-1

Example 8.222. <version>

            <name>zweite Version</name>
         <div-type xml:id="Zeile">


Taken from ring-o-roses.deu.1897