<locus> (locus) defines a location within a manuscript, manuscript part, or other object typically as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references. [10.3.5. References to Locations within a Manuscript]
scheme(scheme) identifies the foliation scheme in terms of which the location is being specified by pointing to some foliation element defining it, or to some other equivalent resource.
Status Optional
Datatype teidata.pointer
from(from) specifies the starting point of the location in a normalized form, typically a page number.
Status Optional
Datatype teidata.word
to(to) specifies the end-point of the location in a normalized form, typically as a page number.
Status Optional
Datatype teidata.word
Member of
Contained by
May contain
core: hi
gaiji: g
msdescription: locus
character data

The target attribute should only be used to point to elements that contain or indicate a transcription of the locus being described, as in the ‘Ben Jonson’ example.

To associate a locus element with a page image or other comparable representation, the global facs attribute should be used, as shown in the ‘Birds Praise of Love’ example. The facs attribute may be used to indicate one or more image files, as in that example, or alternatively it may point to one or more appropriate XML elements, such as the surface, zone, graphic, or binaryObject elements.

When a single page is being cited, use the from and to attributes with an identical value. When no clear endpoint is provided, the from attribute may be used without to; for example a citation such as ‘p. 3ff’ might be encoded <locus from="3">p. 3ff</locus>.


<!-- within ms description --><msItem n="1">
 <locus target="#F1r #F1v #F2rfrom="1r"
ff. 1r-2r</locus>
 <author>Ben Jonson</author>
 <title>Ode to himself</title>
 <rubric rend="italics"> An Ode<lb/> to him selfe.</rubric>
 <incipit>Com leaue the loathed stage</incipit>
 <explicit>And see his chariot triumph ore his wayne.</explicit>
  <name>Beal</name>, <title>Index 1450-1625</title>, JnB 380</bibl>
<!-- within transcription ... -->
<pb xml:id="F1r"/>
<!-- ... -->
<pb xml:id="F1v"/>
<!-- ... -->
<pb xml:id="F2r"/>
<!-- ... -->

The facs attribute is available globally when the transcr module is included in a schema. It may be used to point directly to an image file, as in the following example:

 <locus facs="images/08v.jpg images/09r.jpg images/09v.jpg images/10r.jpg images/10v.jpg">fols. 8v-10v</locus>
 <title>Birds Praise of Love</title>
Content model
 <alternate minOccurs="0"

  <classRef key="model.gLike"/>
  <elementRef key="hi"/>
  <elementRef key="locus"/>
Schema Declaration
element locus
   attribute scheme { teidata.pointer }?,
   attribute from { teidata.word }?,
   attribute to { teidata.word }?,
   ( text | tei_model.gLike | tei_hi | tei_locus )*