<surface> defines a written surface as a two-dimensional coordinate space, optionally grouping one or more graphic representations of that space, zones of interest within that space, and transcriptions of the writing within them. [11.1. Digital Facsimiles 11.2.2. Embedded Transcription]
Attributesatt.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.coordinated (@start, @ulx, @uly, @lrx, @lry, @points) att.declaring (@decls) att.typed (@type, @subtype)
attachmentdescribes the method by which this surface is or was connected to the main surface
Status Optional
Datatype teidata.enumerated
Sample values include:
glued in place
pinned or stapled in place
sewn in place
flippingindicates whether the surface is attached and folded in such a way as to provide two writing surfaces
Status Optional
Datatype teidata.truthValue
Contained by
May contain

The surface element represents any two-dimensional space on some physical surface forming part of the source material, such as a piece of paper, a face of a monument, a billboard, a scroll, a leaf etc.

The coordinate space defined by this element may be thought of as a grid lrx - ulx units wide and uly - lry units high.

The surface element may contain graphic representations or transcriptions of written zones, or both. The coordinate values used by every zone element contained by this element are to be understood with reference to the same grid.

Where it is useful or meaningful to do so, any grouping of multiple surface elements may be indicated using the surfaceGrp element.

 <surface ulx="0uly="0lrx="200lry="300">
  <graphic url="Bovelles-49r.png"/>
Content model
  <alternate minOccurs="0"

   <classRef key="model.global"/>
   <classRef key="model.labelLike"/>
   <classRef key="model.graphicLike"/>
  <sequence minOccurs="0"

    <elementRef key="zone"/>
    <elementRef key="line"/>
    <elementRef key="path"/>
    <elementRef key="surface"/>
    <elementRef key="surfaceGrp"/>
   <classRef key="model.global"

Schema Declaration
element surface
   attribute attachment { teidata.enumerated }?,
   attribute flipping { teidata.truthValue }?,
      ( tei_model.global | tei_model.labelLike | tei_model.graphicLike )*,
         ( tei_zone | tei_line | tei_path | tei_surface | tei_surfaceGrp ),