The <subjectRole> element, when used within a <subjectRel> element, contains a set of subjects that are related to other subjects in the same row of the current <subjectRelTable>. By default, no relationship is defined between multiple subjects in the same <subjectRole> element. When used within the <subjectRelHeader>, the <subjectRole> element defines the category of subject or relationship provided by that column.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- map/relcell subjectScheme/subjectRole


For a complete example in the context of the <subjectRelTable>, see Example.


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and Topicref element attributes group. This element also uses @scope, @format, and @type from Link relationship attribute group.

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