Type of Preformatted Text
Type of content contained in the <preformat> element (for example, shape poetry, ASCII art, hand-created tabulations using tabs and spaces, etc.).
This attribute is intended to capture already recorded information; however, for many documents this type of data will not be available.
Used on Element: <preformat>
|Text, numbers, or special characters||A word or phrase that describes the content or names the type of content for the <preformat> element, for example, “poetry” for a formatted poem resembling a tree or or “dialog” for a man-machine dialog.|
|Restriction||@preformat-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.|
Although designed to accept any text as its value, potential values for this attribute might include:
A man-machine dialog, such as an error message and response
Tabular structures created by using spacing and tabs rather than tagging the row and column content using <array>
... <preformat preformat-type="dialog" xml:space="preserve" position="anchor"> C:\users\lap make 'make' is not recognized as: - an internal or external command - an operable program - a batch file </preformat> ...