<text type="paracanonical">

<text type="paracanonical"> is used for textual materials that originate in sources other than church councils or papal decretals. They may be excerpts from patristic literature, apocrypha or forgeries, scriptural citations or paraphrases, secular law, material from episcopal capitularies or monastic rules, etc. It takes the attribute @xml:id, which should have the format [siglum.folio.para]. When there is more than one paracanonical text in a collection, each <text type="paracanonical"> tag should have an @n value indicating whether it is the first, second, third, etc. paracanonical text in the collection. If the medieval scribe has not presented the paracanonical material in the form of canons, each paracanonical text may be assigned an n-value (if the medieval scribe has presented the material in the form of canons, each canon will have an n-value as usual. See <div type="canon">.)