The structure element
part is a fairly abstract structure element that should only be used when a more specific structure element is not available. Most notably, the part element should never be used for representation of morphemes or phonemes! Part can be used to divide a larger structure element, such as a division, or a paragraph into arbitrary subparts.
Part can be used to divide a larger structure element, such as a division, or a paragraph into arbitrary subparts.
<p> <part xml:id="p.1.part.1"> <t>First part of the paragraph.</t> </part> <part xml:id="p.2.part.2"> <t>Last part of the paragraph.</t> </part> </p>
The part element may seem alike to the division element, but divisions are typically used
for text blocks larger than a paragraph, typically correspondings to chapters,
sections or subsections and often carrying a
<head> element. Do not use
parts for these structures!
The part element, on the other hand, is more abstract and plays a role on a deeper level. It can be embedded within paragraphs, sentences, and most other structure elements, even words, though we have to again emphasize it should not be used for morphology, there are other solutions for that!
Contact the FoLiA authors if you find yourself using part and you feel a more specific FoLiA element is missing.