Type of Figure

Type or format of the figure (for example, “cartoon”, “chart”, “diagram”, “map”, “plate”, “workflow”).


This attribute was created to preserve existing semantic content when converting from a publisher’s tag set. Many tag sets make a distinction between different types of graphical objects (some by means of attributes, others with distinct elements named for type of figures such as diagram, line drawing, map, scheme, photograph, or flow-chart). In this Tag Set, all these figure types will be tagged using a single element, the <fig> element. The distinctions between different types of figures can be preserved using the @fig-type attribute, for example, by recording the content type of the figure, such as “map”.

Used on Element: <fig>

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe type of object shown in the figure, for example, “diagram”, “chart”, or “map” .
Restriction@fig-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<fig id="f3" position="anchor" fig-type="plate"
<graphic specific-use="print" xlink:href="fig2.jpg"/>