<boxed-text> Boxed Text

Textual material that is part of the body of a standards document but is outside the flow of the narrative text (for example, a sidebar).


The <boxed-text> element can be used for any text insert whether enclosed in a box or not (for example, marginalia, sidebars, cautions, tips, warnings, note boxes).

When Content is a Form

Two attributes are available to describe the boxed-text when it contains a form:
  • @is-form can indicate that the text box contains a form. What constitutes a “form” is not defined by NISO STS.
  • @form-type can identify the type of the form. If the form is not one of the listed types, @custom-type may provide the type (see below).

Custom Form Type (@custom-type)

@form-type has as its values a fixed list of form types. If your form is not one of the listed types, you can use @custom-type to describe the form type. Set the value of @form-type to “custom” and also use @custom-type to hold any form type you require. For example:
<boxed-text is-form="form" form-type="custom" 

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  boxed-text   %boxed-text-model;                           >
Expanded Content Model

((object-id)*, sec-meta?, label?, (caption)?, (legend)*, (address | alternatives | array | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | fig | fig-group | graphic | media | non-normative-note | normative-note | non-normative-example | normative-example | notes-group | preformat | supplementary-material | table-wrap | table-wrap-group | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | editing-instruction | def-list | list | tex-math | mml:math | p | related-article | related-object | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group | fn-group | glossary | ref-list)*, ((sec | term-sec)+, (fn-group | glossary | ref-list | non-normative-note | normative-note | non-normative-example | normative-example | notes-group)*)?, (attrib | permissions)*)

Tagged Sample

Excerpt of MIL-STD-967 showing use of boxed text to illustrate two alternative notes

<p>... without updating the existing inactive for new design 
 notice.  When an inactive for new design document is revised 
 or a change issued, one of the following notes shall appear 
 in a box beneath the document title, as applicable:
  <p>This document is inactive for new design.</p>
  <p>This document is inactive for new design. Refer to 
   (fill in document identifier) for new designs.</p>
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