<inline-supplementary-material> Inline Supplementary Material Metadata

Inline description of, and possibly a pointer to, an external file that provides supplementary information for the document.
Related Elements
This Suite contains several elements that describe and point to non-XML material: <graphic>, <inline-graphic>, <media>, <inline-media>, <supplementary-material>, and <inline-supplementary-material>. The elements <graphic> and <inline-graphic> contain a pointer to a still image (such as a photograph, diagram, line drawing, etc.) that is part of the document. The elements <media> and <inline-media> contain a pointer to a non-XML, frequently binary, object (such as a movie, audio clip, dataset, or other non-XML format) that is integral to the document’s content, where “integral” means that the media object is discussed within (and possibly displayed within) the document; the media object is part of the document.
In contrast, the elements <supplementary-material> and <inline-supplementary-material> are used to describe either XML material (such as figures, tables, and sections) or non-XML material (such as graphics, films, audio clips, datasets, or other material) that are considered to be “additional material” (non-integral) accompanying a document. Like <graphic>, <inline-graphic>, <inline-media>, and <media>, the supplementary material elements never contain the object they describe, even if it is an XML object such as a figure, although they may point to it.
The element <inline-supplementary-material> is used to mark up references to additional material, where the reference appears within the regular flow of the text and does not have a preview image or separate caption. The <supplementary-material> element is used to describe a more complicated reference, where the description of the supplementary object resembles a figure in that it can be positioned as a floating or anchored object and may take a caption.

Base Attributes


Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  inline-supplementary-material
                         %inline-supplementary-material-elements;)*  >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | alt-text | long-desc | email | ext-link | uri | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | named-content | styled-content | sub | sup)*

Tagged Sample

Supplementary Timeline

<article dtd-version="1.3d2">
  <supplementary-material id="S1" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"
    xlink:title="local_file" xlink:href="1471-2105-1-1-s1.pdf"
    <p>Supplementary PDF file supplied by authors.</p>
  <p>RNAPs seem to have arisen twice in evolution
   (see the <inline-supplementary-material
   xlink:title="local_file" xlink:href="timeline">
   Timeline</inline-supplementary-material>). A large
   family of multisubunit RNAPs includes bacterial
   enzymes, archeal enzymes, eukaryotic nuclear RNAPs,
   plastid-encoded chloroplast RNAPs, and RNAPs from
   some eukaryotic viruses. ...</p>
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