<state>

<state> (state) contains a description of some status or quality attributed to a person, place, or organization often at some specific time or for a specific date range. [13.3.1. Basic Principles 13.3.2.1. Personal Characteristics]
Modulenamesdates
AttributesAttributes att.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.rendition (@rend, @style, @rendition)) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) (att.global.responsibility (@cert, @resp)) (att.global.source (@source)) att.datable (@calendar, @period) (att.datable.w3c (@when, @notBefore, @notAfter, @from, @to)) (att.datable.iso (@when-iso, @notBefore-iso, @notAfter-iso, @from-iso, @to-iso)) (att.datable.custom (@when-custom, @notBefore-custom, @notAfter-custom, @from-custom, @to-custom, @datingPoint, @datingMethod)) att.editLike (@evidence, @instant) att.typed (@type, @subtype) att.naming (@role, @nymRef) (att.canonical (@key, @ref)) att.dimensions (@precision, @unit, @quantity, @extent, @scope) (att.ranging (@atLeast, @atMost, @min, @max, @confidence))
Member of
Contained by
dictionaries: form
msdescription: origDate
textcrit: lem rdg
textstructure: dateline docImprint
May contain
certainty: precision
header: biblFull
linking: ab
msdescription: msDesc
namesdates: state
Declaration
element state
{
   tei_att.global.attributes,
   tei_att.datable.attributes,
   tei_att.editLike.attributes,
   tei_att.typed.attributes,
   tei_att.naming.attributes,
   tei_att.dimensions.attributes,
   (
      tei_precision*,
      (
         tei_state+
       | (
            tei_model.headLike*,
            tei_model.pLike+,
            ( tei_model.noteLike | tei_model.biblLike )*
         )
       | ( tei_model.labelLike | tei_model.noteLike | tei_model.biblLike )*
      )
   )
}
Example
<state ref="#SCHOLtype="status">
 <label>scholar</label>
</state>
Example
<org>
 <orgName notAfter="1960">The Silver Beetles</orgName>
 <orgName notBefore="1960">The Beatles</orgName>
 <state type="membershipfrom="1960-08"
  to="1962-05">

  <desc>
   <persName>John Lennon</persName>
   <persName>Paul McCartney</persName>
   <persName>George Harrison</persName>
   <persName>Stuart Sutcliffe</persName>
   <persName>Pete Best</persName>
  </desc>
 </state>
 <state type="membershipnotBefore="1963">
  <desc>
   <persName>John Lennon</persName>
   <persName>Paul McCartney</persName>
   <persName>George Harrison</persName>
   <persName>Ringo Starr</persName>
  </desc>
 </state>
</org>
Note

Where there is confusion between <trait> and state the more general purpose element state should be used even for unchanging characteristics. If you wish to distinguish between characteristics that are generally perceived to be time-bound states and those assumed to be fixed traits, then <trait> is available for the more static of these. The state element encodes characteristics which are sometimes assumed to change, often at specific times or over a date range, whereas the <trait> elements are used to record characteristics, such as eye-colour, which are less subject to change. Traits are typically, but not necessarily, independent of the volition or action of the holder.