THDL Toolbox > Places & Geography > THDL Gazetteer > Gazetteer DTD Decoded For Dummies > Fcode Element
<!ELEMENT fcode (#PCDATA|authority|time)*> <!ATTLIST fcode %a.common; lang %LANGUAGE; #IMPLIED resp CDATA #IMPLIED>
fcode = FIPS code, postal code or any other ID system that provides a code or identifier to locate various geographical features, i.e. places. These are often geographically based, and usually hierarchical. The time element within fcode can be used to state a date or date range within which a feature code is operative. A code, unlike a class, uniquely identifies the feature.
The attribute "lang" is used to indicate the language of the fcode as per %LANGUAGE.
The attribute "resp" is used to record the name of the person responsible for entering the fcode.