orientation Orientation

Indicates whether an object (for example, a figure or table) should be positioned in a tall manner with the long edge vertical (“portrait”) or in a wide manner with the long edge horizontal (“landscape”).


The default value for this attribute is “portrait” and indicates that the graphic or other object should be displayed in its default orientation. Setting this attribute to “landscape” indicates that the object should instead be rotated by 90 degrees.
OPTIONAL (defaults to portrait) on many elements; click for list and usage
Value Meaning
landscape The object should be rotated by 90 degrees, so that the display is wide rather than tall.
portrait The object should not be rotated by 90 degrees; the display will be taller than it is wide.
Default value portrait
Tagged Sample

A “portrait” figure, which should not be rotated on display

<fig id="f1" orientation="portrait" position="float">
 <graphic xlink:href="f1"/>
 <attrib>Brookhaven National Laboratory</attrib>