Form Type

When an object such as a figure or boxed text is marked as a “form” (using the attribute @is-form), this @form-type attribute may be used to indicate the type of the form’s content.


This version of NISO STS makes no attempt to tag forms semantically or for behavior such as filling out a form interactively. There is one attribute to mark a structure as a form (@is-form) and another to indicate the type/style of form being displayed (@form-type). (See suggested form types/styles below.)

Used on these Elements:

blankNo content, an empty form that could be printed and filled in.
exemplarThe form is already filled in, with words that provide a user with real examples of how the form should be filled in, such as “phone: +1 301-315-9631”.
instructionsThe form is already filled in, with words that provide a user with explanations or instructions concerning how the form is to be filled out, for example, “insert phone number, including country prefix”.
unspecifiedThe type of form content is not given.
RestrictionThis is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<sec sec-type="inspection">
 <title>Field Notes</title>
 <p>Inspectors must record all variances at the time of observation. A form 
  such as the one in <xref rid="nne-fe">Example F-2</xref> may be used.</p>
 <non-normative-example id="nne-fe">
  <fig is-form="form" form-type="blank">
   <graphic orientation="landscape" mimetype="pdf" xlink:href="FieldObs.pdf"/>