<graphic> Graphic

Description of and pointer to an external file containing a still image.


The @is-form attribute can be used to indicate that the graphic contains a form. What constitutes a “form” is not defined by NISO STS.

When Content is a Form

Two attributes are available to describe the graphic when it contains a form:
  • @is-form can indicate that the graphic is 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:
<graphic is-form="form" form-type="custom" 
    custom-type="template" xlink:href="..." .../>
Related Elements
This Suite contains several elements that describe and point to non-XML material: <graphic>, <inline-graphic>, <media>, and <inline-media>. 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, pronunciation file, or other non-XML format).

Base Attributes

Linking Attributes

xlink:href (REQUIRED)
xlink:type (fixed value = simple)


xmlns:xlink (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink)
Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  graphic      %graphic-model;                              >
Expanded Content Model

(alt-text | long-desc | abstract | email | ext-link | uri | caption | legend | attrib | permissions | object-id | label | kwd-group | subj-group)*

Tagged Samples
As part of typical figure
<sec id="s5_1">
 <title>Two approaches to addressing accessibility in 
 <p><xref ref-type="fig" rid="f1">Figure 1</xref> provides 
  a graphical summary of how this Guide can be used.</p>
 <fig id="f1" orientation="portrait" position="anchor">
  <label>Figure 1</label>
   <title>Two approaches to address accessibility in 
  <graphic xlink:href="g3658.jpg"/>
Within figure whose caption includes table
<sec id="annB.1.1">
 <title>Scanners with single axis reading diagram</title>
 <p>This category comprises all scanners with 
  a single, fixed reading beam ...</p>
 <fig id="fB.1">
  <label>Figure B.1</label>
   <title>Reading diagram for single-axis scanner</title>
       <tr><th align="center" colspan="2">Scanner with single 
        axis reading diagram</th></tr>
       <tr><th align="center">Parameter</th>
        <th align="center">Term</th></tr>
       <tr><td align="center">A</td>
        <td>minimum reading distance</td></tr>
       <tr><td align="center">B</td>
        <td>depth of field</td></tr>
       <tr><td align="center">R</td>
        <td>maximum reading distance</td></tr>
  <graphic position="anchor" xlink:href="f-b-1.png"/>
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