<caption> Caption of a Figure, Table, etc.

Container element for the textual description that is associated with an object (for example, with a <fig> or <table-wrap>).


A caption is a visible textual description of a table, figure, or similar object. In print or display, a caption is usually recognizable because it is not part of the ordinary text flow; it sits just under, above, beside, or in the same small window or page area as the tabular portions of a table or the graphical portions of a figure. A <caption> may contain many kinds of text associated with its object, for example, a title (tagged as <title>), a descriptive paragraph (tagged as <p>), or a legend (which is not identified as a separate element in this Suite).
Captions may just contain paragraphs of explanatory text (see example below) or a caption may contain an explicit title as well as text. The title is typically a short, pithy statement that acts as a heading and may be made typographically distinct, for example, set in bold or italics while the following paragraph is in roman.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
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The following, in order:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  caption      %caption-model;                              >
Expanded Content Model

(title?, (p)*)

Tagged Samples
In figure
 <p>... Details of randomization procedures, treatment 
  schedules, and numbers of patients followed up are given 
  on the <italic>BMJ</italic> website.</p>
 <fig id="F1">
   <title>Deaths among patients receiving day hospital care 
    or alternative services.</title>
   <p>Odds ratios of death by end of follow up were calculated 
    by fixed effects model. Heterogeneity between trials is 
    presented as &#x03C7;<sup>2</sup></p>
  <graphic xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"
    xlink:href="fors2662.f1" >
<fig id="f8" orientation="portrait" position="float">
  <p>Time difference between events F and A as a function of the 
   length of entering plug for bifurcations B to BXXX, where X stands 
   for 0 or 1.</p>
 <graphic orientation="portrait" position="float" xlink:href="f8"/>
In table
<table-wrap id="TN0.170">
  <title>Patient Care at End of Follow Up</title>
  <p>Numbers of patients receiving institutional care at
   the end of scheduled follow up and use of hospital beds
   among those allocated to day hospital or alternative
 <table frame="box" rules="all" cellpadding="5">
   <th colspan="3" align="center" rowspan="1">Institutional care</th>
   <th colspan="2" align="center" rowspan="1">&#x2003;Bed use (days)</th>
<table-wrap id="t2" orientation="portrait" position="float">
  <p>Models to approximate the bound frequencies as waves 
   in X→M (<inline-graphic id="g1" xlink:href="d1"/>: Rotational, 
   <inline-graphic id="g2" xlink:href="d2"/>: Vibrate in <italic>y</italic> 
   direction, <inline-graphic id="g3" xlink:href="d3"/>: Vibrate in
   <italic>x</italic> direction, <inline-graphic id="g4" xlink:href="d4"/>: 
   Vibrate mainly in <italic>y</italic> direction including a small 
   portion of vibration in <italic>x</italic> direction, 
   <inline-graphic id="g5" xlink:href="d5"/>: Vibrate mainly in 
   <italic>x</italic> direction including a small portion of vibration 
   in <italic>y</italic> direction).</p>
 <table border="1">...</table>
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