This resource provides quick reference to the basic text markup vocabularies of ldsXML. It is NOT intended to replace ldsXML schemas, and the schemas themselves should always be viewed as the final authority on ldsXML document validation.

ldsXML is maintained by the Publishing Services Department as an implementation of the XML 1.0 specification. It is used to mark up textual documents used to create the various books, magazines, and correspondence items produced by the Department. ldsXML markup, when properly used, indicates the identity of content components, and the overall structure of content and documents. It is also the format in which content will be archived by the Department and served to other Church publishing groups for the foreseeable future.

Note: The subset of the ldsXML schemas that governs markup of the scriptures of the Church is not included in this tag library.

ldsXML Publication types

Elements that can serve as document (root) elements of an XML document. Most, including chapter and article, can also serve as descendants of the document element. The elements book, magazine, and letter can only be used as document (root) elements.

ldsXML Elements

All elements, with their child and parent elements and allowed content values.

ldsXML Attributes

All attributes, with allowed values and value formats, and the elements in which they may be used.

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