Inline Graphic

Description of and pointer to an external graphic that is displayed or set in the same line as the text.


An inline graphic is typically a small graphic, such as an icon or a small picture symbol, that is displayed or set in the same line as the text.
Best Practice: Although the Tag Set cannot enforce it, this element should not be used to create ordinary special characters such as diacritics and copyright symbols; these characters should be expressed in Unicode. The element <inline-graphic> should also not be used for custom-built or private characters such as those in the Unicode private use areas; for such characters, use the <private-char> element.

Related Elements

The NISO STS Tag Sets contain several elements that describe and point to non-XML material: <graphic>, <inline-graphic>, <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 element <media> contains 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>, 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 a reference 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.


Model Description

Any one of:

This element may be contained in:

Example 1

<p><italic>Slow-front transient overvoltage (SFO)</italic>: 
 Transient overvoltage, usually unidirectional, with time to 
 peak 20 &#x3bc;s &lt; 
   <tex-math notation="LaTeX">${T_p}$</tex-math>
   <inline-graphic xlink:href="1894_2015_mml_m1.eps"
 </inline-formula> &#x2264; 5 000 &#x3bc;s, and 
   <tex-math notation="LaTeX">${T_2}$</tex-math>
   <inline-graphic xlink:href="1894_2015_mml_m2.eps" 
 </inline-formula> &#x2264; 20 ms.</p>

Example 2

 <p>Elongate ... in the form of a 
  <private-char description="dogleg">
    <alt-text content-type="special character">dogleg character</alt-text>
  </private-char>. During the ...</p>