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Element Name: subparagraph
Description: A hierarchical structure of a measure. This level is contained directly with paragraphs. Levels contained within subparagraphs are clauses, subclauses, items, and subitems. Subparagraphs are normally enumerated with an uppercased alpha character within parentheses (e.g., (A)). After reaching (Z), subparagraphs are enumerated with double letters (e.g., (AA), (BB), (CC), etc.).
Bills DTD Content Model: (enum, header?, (text? | appropriations–para*)?, (quoted–block | graphic | formula | toc | table | list)*, (clause | continuation–text)*)
Name: changed
Description: Has this ENTIRE structural element (such as a Section (structure of legislation), Title (structure of legislation), etc.) been added or deleted?
Value(s): added, deleted, not-changed
Default Value: not-changed
Name: display-inline
Description: The display-inline attribute provides a mechanism to pull levels together in their display. Typically, this will be used when the enumerator needs to be combined (e.g., (a)(1)). Possible values are yes-display-inline and no-display-inline.
Value(s): yes-display-inline, no-display-inline
Default Value: no-display-inline
Name: id
Description: Unique name for the element so that it can be referenced.
Value(s): ID
Default Value: #REQUIRED
Name: indent
Description: Mechanism permitting an override of the indentation typically used or a way to specify indentation level for a structure. The values are relative (up1 through up7 and down1 through down7) and absolute (the structure level can be specified such as subsection).
Value(s): left-margin, flush-left, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, clause, subclause, item, subitem, up1, up2, up3, up4, up5, up6, down1, down2, down3, down4, down5, down6
Default Value: #IMPLIED
Name: reporting-committee
Description: For new or deleted textual material, this attribute provides a link to the name of the committee that made a particular insertion or deletion. The committee name is defined in the committee amendment line, which is part of one of the actions associated with the measure. This element links a specific change to that committee name.
Value(s): CDATA
Default Value: #IMPLIED
Name: reporting-committee-number
Description: This attribute represents the change style. For example, if 0, the material is not displayed. If 1, the added material is italic and the deleted material is strike-through. If 2, the added material is bold-italic and the deleted material is bold-strike-through. All of these items have not been defined.
Value(s): CDATA
Default Value: 1
Parent Elements:
  • paragraph
  • quoted-block