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FHIR Infrastructure Work Group Maturity Level : 5 Normative Ballot Standards Status : Trial Use Normative
Standards Status This element has a standards status of "Normative"

A human-readable formatted text, including images. summary of the resource conveying the essential clinical and business information for the resource.

Control Cardinality 1..1 0..*
Type Element

The status of the narrative - whether it's entirely generated (from just the defined data or the extensions too), or whether a human authored it and it may contain additional data.

Control Cardinality 1..1
Terminology Binding NarrativeStatus ( Required )
Type code

The actual narrative content, a stripped down version of XHTML.

Control Cardinality 1..1
Type xhtml

The contents of the html element are an XHTML fragment containing only the basic html formatting elements described in chapters 7-11 and 15 of the HTML 4.0 standard, <a> elements (either name or href), images and internally contained stylesheets. The XHTML content may not SHALL NOT contain a head, a body, external stylesheet references, scripts, forms, base/link/xlink, frames, iframes and objects.

Defined on this element
txt-1 : Rule The narrative SHALL contain only the basic html formatting elements and attributes described in chapters 7-11 (except section 4 of chapter 9) and 15 of the HTML 4.0 standard, <a> elements (either name or href), images and internally contained style attributes ( expression : htmlchecks(), xpath: not(descendant-or-self::*[not(local-name(.)=('a', 'abbr', 'acronym', 'b', 'big', 'blockquote', 'br', 'caption', 'cite', 'code', 'col', 'colgroup', 'dd', 'dfn', 'div', 'dl', 'dt', 'em', 'h1', 'h2', 'h3', 'h4', 'h5', 'h6', 'hr', 'i', 'img', 'li', 'ol', 'p', 'pre', 'q', 'samp', 'small', 'span', 'strong', 'sub', 'sup', 'table', 'tbody', 'td', 'tfoot', 'th', 'thead', 'tr', 'tt', 'ul', 'var'))]) and not(descendant-or-self::*/@*[not(name(.)=('abbr', 'accesskey', 'align', 'alt', 'axis', 'bgcolor', 'border', 'cellhalign', 'cellpadding', 'cellspacing', 'cellvalign', 'char', 'charoff', 'charset', 'cite', 'class', 'colspan', 'compact', 'coords', 'dir', 'frame', 'headers', 'height', 'href', 'hreflang', 'hspace', 'id', 'lang', 'longdesc', 'name', 'nowrap', 'rel', 'rev', 'rowspan', 'rules', 'scope', 'shape', 'span', 'src', 'start', 'style', 'summary', 'tabindex', 'title', 'type', 'valign', 'value', 'vspace', 'width'))])) htmlChecks()
txt-2 : Rule The narrative SHALL have some non-whitespace content ( expression : htmlchecks(), xpath: descendant::text()[normalize-space(.)!=''] or descendant::h:img[@src]) htmlChecks()