is-form Is Object a Form

Used on block-level structures such as figures and boxed-text to indicate that the content of the object is (semantically) a form.


Form Semantics
This version of NISO STS makes no attempt to tag forms semantically or describe 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). When a structure such as a figure or boxed-text is marked as a form, the @specific-use attribute can be used to record some behavioral hint such as “interactive” or “non-interactive”.
What is a Form
NISO STS leaves it to individual standards organizations to define what constitutes a “form” in their environment.
OPTIONAL on many elements; click for list and usage
Value Meaning
form Yes, the object is a form. (The @form-type attribute can be used to describe the style or type of the form.)
noform The object is not a form. This value only exists for completeness; if the item is not a form, the @is-form attribute should not be used.
Restriction This is an optional attribute; there is no default.
Tagged Sample

Figure as form with form type

<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"/>