<desc>

The element desc provides a description of a concept, person, or thing referred to by the parent element (or the current document, if the parent element is <head>). <desc> is, in effect, a <comment> about that concept, person, or thing. It has two possible structures, one human-readable and the other computer-readable.

Under the first, human-readable approach, <desc> takes merely a descriptive text about the entity, optionally with @xml:lang. If you provide descriptions in other languages, it best to make sure that each version says roughly the same thing.

Under the second, computer-readable approach, <desc> takes an IRI + name pattern plus <location> and @href pointing to a <TAN-c> file, which provides contextual information about the concept, person, or thing.

Formal Definition

   (~metadata-desc | (@which | 
      
         (@href | (<IRI>, ~metadata-human, <checksum>*, <location>+))))

Defined at: TAN-core.rng

[Caution]Caution

All text must be normalized (Unicode NFC).

Example 8.118. <desc>

<TAN-T id="tag:kalvesmaki.com,2014:tan-t:ar.cat.eng.1926.edghill:model-object-refs" TAN-version="2018">
   <head>
      .........
      <license>
         .........
         <name>Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</name>
         <desc>Exclusive of rights held and licenses offered by rightsholders of the source or
            sources listed below, this data file, insofar as it constitutes an independent work, is
            licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.</desc>
      </license>
      .........
      <definitions>
         .........
         <algorithm xml:id="xslt1">
            .........
            <name>Stylesheet to populate a TAN-A-div file from collections.</name>
            <desc>Stylesheet at: ../do%20things/convert/convert%20TAN%202017%20to%20TAN%202018.xsl</desc>
         </algorithm>
         .........
      </definitions>
      .........
   </head>
   .........
</TAN-T>


[Note]Note

Taken from ar.cat.eng.1926.edghill.obj

Example 8.119. <desc>

<TAN-T id="tag:kalvesmaki.com,2014:tan-t:ar.cat.eng.1926.edghill:semantic-refs" TAN-version="2018">
   <head>
      .........
      <license>
         .........
         <name>Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</name>
         <desc>Exclusive of rights held and licenses offered by rightsholders of the source or
            sources listed below, this data file, insofar as it constitutes an independent work, is
            licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.</desc>
      </license>
      .........
      <definitions>
         .........
         <div-type xml:id="ic">
            .........
            <name>independent clause</name>
            <desc>used to identify two or more sentence parts that have a subject and predicate and
               function as a sentence.</desc>
         </div-type>
         .........
      </definitions>
      .........
   </head>
   .........
</TAN-T>


[Note]Note

Taken from ar.cat.eng.1926.edghill.sem